Happy Monday y’all. Welcome to our new monthly roundup, “the links.”
🕵️ Another Look
A video for As It Were readers
There’s so much content to read, watch, and listen to out there. The list grows everyday, but our time to enjoy it doesn’t.
Consciously or unconsciously, there are two questions we’re always asking:
How does this apply to me? and What am I supporting here?
We all wake up thinking about our own set of problems—the dog ate your shoes, the faucet is leaking, and you’re trying to eat a little healthier.
If we get our head above water with our own problems, we like to consider our impact on others. This is where you skip the coffee chain and support local.
I try to write this newsletter as a pocket of fresh air in the fray. At a certain point, typing more, louder, and harder works against that goal.
That’s why in this monthly roundup, I’m going to ease off of creating more. Instead, the last Monday will be a simple experience, curated with material that I think As It Were readers will love.
There are three parts: another look, something to share, and the links. Scroll to the bottom and let me know your thoughts.
🫂 Something to Share
One thing worth sharing. Could be art, music, business—especially when it’s independent or by friends.
Blue Hour - Way Out Past the Moon
Blue Hour are a band from my hometown serving up indie folk rock tunes. I haven’t met all of the guys, but Justin and I shared a class or two in high school (shoutout Mrs. Smith).
Check out their live dates if you’re in the Akron area. I can’t wait to catch a show when I’m in town, but in the meantime, I’ll keep humming to the latest EP.
Show Blue Hour some love: Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube
Got something to plug? Feel free to share what you’re working on in the comments.
🏌️♂️ The Links
This month’s posts and podcasts. Catch what you missed or forward to a friend.
As It Were:
Coming Along Nisly:
So that’s the format! We’re building this in real time, so I’ll watch how the community engages and adjust accordingly.
As a reminder, here’s our monthly posting rhythm:
1st Monday: essay
2nd Monday: poem
3rd Monday: essay
4th Monday: the links
Thank you as always for reading. Until next time.✌️
I like this structure - curious how your followers respond. was also thinking about doing occasional roundups so people could catch up as I’m producing a fair amount of volume in my current project). About to listen to the Nisely podcast - my daughter and I are hoping to be in the same grad school cohort this fall and something like that could be a cool way to decide what we think about the readings :)