Since you may be spending a lot of time at home, I thought I would share some of my favorites books and shows for your entertainment and enrichment –
- The Telomere Miracle – by yours truly. I spent two years writing this for you. It explains physiology of breathing, sleep, consciousness, exercise, diet, and supplements. No longer in print but available on Kindle.
- The Power of Now– Eckhart Tolle. Leading new age guru makes a strong case for the falseness of ego and the latent joy of being present
- The Little Prince – de Saint-Exupery. In this tight allegory disguised as a children’s book, you may find the answers to life’s questions are much simpler than we realize
- The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger. Who isn’t a phoney? Why are you so angry? The quintessential book about alienation and teen angst. Who were you when you were first forced to read this? How have you changed?
- King Crimson – Discipline. Prog rock masterpiece with many high-concept rockin’ tunes; Feels like a wax Bento of tasty tunes. It took me 40 years to “get” Elephant Talk
- Yo-Yo-Ma- Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites by Bach. The warmth of the cello combined with the logically beautiful notions of Bach. Great music to study to.
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon Prime. I defy anyone to watch this Eisenhower Era- comedy without a constant grin on your face. Sets, costumes, acting are all on point but the R-rated take of housewife turned stand-up comedienne never fails to disappoint. Every episode a gem thus far! Laughter is the best medicine so boost your immune system with this masterpiece. My review is here.
- Altered Carbon – Netflix. For fans of the Sci-Fi Genre of cyberpunk, here comes “biopunk”. In the future, transferring your consciousness into a new body is as easy as plugging in a USB disc. Who would want to stop this? The answer may surprise you.
- Kieslowski’s “White“ – Second in the Polish master’s “Colors” trilogy of Red, White, and Blue. The ultimate existential crisis and a testament to the power of the medium even without large budgets
- Susanne Bier’s “After the Wedding” – Master Danish Auteur has a unique gift for presenting surprising human dilemmas in a riveting fashion. Sparse and emotionally engaging, her work seldom disappoints.