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There’s an unspoken rule in blog-land that any type of roundup posts or posts with links pointing to other places are best fit for Friday or the weekend. 

Well, I just couldn’t wait. No apologies. 

So without further ado, here are the articles, videos and thoughts that have really grabbed my attention recently:

David Ramirez, On Your Side. 
I started out as a fan and now have come to know David as the man who won my best friend’s heart. I have not met a more genuine, gentle and fierce man. He speaks most loudly and clearly through his music and the world is blessed to get to share his work. He’s currently recording in Seattle so his newest video, On Your Side, is a worthy teaser to what’s to come. Just try not to put it on repeat.

The New Yorker: The Shape of Things to Come.  
I’ve never really given much thought to who I’d like to have dinner with, dead or alive. But after reading this intimate interview with Jony Ive, the man responsible for the look of the object you’re most likely reading this post on, I crave to know him even more. This quiet man has not so quietly changed our digital & physical world for the better. It’s not a short read. But as Apple Guy said, it's worth savoring every word of the article. We’ll totally admit we both nerded out over it. I mean, we’re naming a dog Woz for Apple’s sake. 

A baby announcement 
Eek! I don’t know how I’ve been blogging on Ashley Joanna for 4 months and this is the first mention of my incredibly talented friend, Jordan Brantley of The Business Bar. Remind me to give you the back story of how after a few Skype conversations, I flew to stay the week with her and her husband in Florida a few summers ago. It’s a good one. Well, the greatest thing is happening in their lives, they’re welcoming a new little one into the world and I just love and admire and respect the way Jordan told the world

Elise Gets Crafty
Oh podcasts, you have taken my heart. I have a list, y’all. A list. But if I could only choose one, it would be Elise Gets Crafty. She’s a real person, setting goals and achieving them like nobody’s business and is sharing her thoughts and lessons learned along the way. I just cannot get enough. It’s worth a listen, even if you’re not considering the creative entrepreneur route that’s caught my eye. [Oh and remember the original painting I bought? Yeah, same Elise.]

Becoming Hawking 
I haven’t seen The Theory of Everything yet, mostly because I know it’s going to make me feel real emotions. But this look at how actor Eddie Redmayne prepared to become the brilliant scientist, Stephen Hawking, has given me no choice but to watch the movie really soon.