Sunday, November 10, 2019

Daily Thoughts 11/10/2019

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Sogi, October 1892. From the Thirty-six Ghosts series. 9.25" x 14.25". The print depicts Sogi, priest and poet, writing a couplet for a ghost

Daily Thoughts 11/10/2019

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

Last night, I read more than half of The Boho Manifesto An Insiders Guide to Post Conventional Living by Julia Chaplin.  Julia Chaplin is a fashion designer.  All of the pictures look like fashion drawings.  This makes the book very tongue in cheek.  You get fashion pictures of people from Burning Man, Digital Nomads, and people doing various activities like meditation and yoga.

There is wonderfully ridiculous element to this book.  It incorporates a lot of pop culture references to alternative lifestyles including many of the different counter culture or alternative lifestyle festivals like the Glastonbury Festival, the Envision Festival, the Oregon Country Fair, and many other festivals.

The book is definitely for adults.  It is a psychedelic and karmic romp through all kinds of alternative beliefs and places from dating to business.  Some of the sections read like summer camps for adults.  Everything from van living to cult kitchens is covered.  In addition to fashion pictures there are many photographs that look like they came out of a travel brochure for hippies.

There are many references to venture capital, TED talks, and other abundance lifestyles.  Steve Jobs and Sergei Brin are mentioned in the book.

I found the book to be very entertaining and more than a little bit about fantasy and wish fulfillment.  If you live or are interested in modern counter culture this book is worth reading.  The book design is excellent, there is an index and photographic credits.

I read some more of It's The Manager.  I am reading about the gig economy and flex time.  This book is based on a large global study on the future of work Gallup.

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