Issue #140 – Better Late Than Never
Our newsletter is unusually late this week but then things around here have been anything but the norm. We’re en route to central Florida today to attend the memorial of John Henry Hudson, beloved father of The What co-founder Amy Hudson Parker. We’ll be offline for a few days just being present–appreciating life, love, and in-person moments we share with others.
The What List
August 4, 2018
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
The Book. On the plane we noticed that two other people are reading the same book as ours: Michael Pollan’s How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. This book will definitely change the way you think about mushrooms.
The Laugh. We need a good laugh more than ever and were skeptical when we ran across the title Elder Millenial, the name of comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s Netflix Comedy Special. But, she completely won us over with her mix of crossover comedy that is more Perennial than Millennial.
The Film. Our invincible friend Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards, directed a powerful short film for Planned Parenthood called Unstoppable Manifesto. Take a moment to watch, share, and support.
The Record. Meet Clark Kent, the 10-year old who just beat Michael Phelps’ childhood swimming record.