But really, a short one about some programming notes and Christmas ideas.
Hey friends, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
First off, some programming updates. I’m taking most of December and probably a bit into January off from writing here to recharge a bit and read some more. Believe it or not, this is the 39th edition of Context & Content, and what a year it’s been. My readership has increased, and I’m grateful that many of you have stuck with me through this meandering exploration. Next week will be the last edition until the New Year.
Second, I would like to hear from you. Is there a topic we covered here that you would like to hear more about? Please reply and let me know! I heard from a lot of you after writing Sitting across the table, so I’m planning to do a bit more digging around that subject.
Third, with Christmas around the corner, I thought I would update some book recommendations. If you’re looking for some reads for yourself or others over the Holidays, a few suggestions you might be interested in:
The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block
Metaphors We Live By by George Lackoff and Mark Johnson
Back in May, I suggested some Summer Reading ideas. You can check those out here:
That’s it for today. We’ll be back next week for our last installment for 2021 as we reflect on what we’ve learned.
Thanks, and see you next week!