7PS: Holiday Spirits 🍸

by | Dec 18, 2022

This edition: 251 words & 2 minutes to read.

Last weekend, I had my first sip of alcohol in ~6 months (Guinness). I subsequently & quickly had another. 🍺🍺 

‘Tis also the season (for holiday puns):

  • It’s the most wine-derful time of the year. 
  • Baby it’s cold out-cider!
  • Time to get fa la la lit! 


Seven Point Sunday – December 18, 2022

💼 Portfolio Career

Meet Monica Yunus. Soprano, NGO founder, educator. “There is never going to be a manual for how you balance all of it.” Daily schedule: walk dog, practice music, extended day.

⚡️ Productivity

Consider Freedom. This app blocks distracting websites and is used by ~2 million people. Social media, shopping, videos, games…​these apps and websites are engineered to keep you hooked. The cost to your productivity, ability to focus, & well-being can be staggering. Freedom gives you control.

💰 Money

Consider AT&T (T). Dividend ~6%. Wireless service revenue grew 5.6%, which is the fastest rate its wireless division has grown in over 10 years. The shift to 5G is an important driver for the company. Check this thesis.   


📚 Books

Read The Attention Revolution by B. Allan Wallace. The book begins by pointing out ill effects of our inability to focus. Wallace then explores a systematic path of meditation to deepen our capacity for concentration. The result is a rewarding “expedition of the mind,” tracing everything from the confusion at the bottom of the trail to the extraordinary clarity and power that come with making it to the top. 


🎵 Music

Listen to Simple Gifts by Catherine Marie Charlton. Gorgeous solo piano holiday album with a vibe. Fresh reworkings of familiar tunes like “Greensleeves” and “O Holy Night.” My favorite track is composed by Thelonious Monk: “Round Midnight.” (That’s about the time you should set out milk & cookies…)

📽️ Film

Watch Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World directed by Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana. A documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history


📷 Photo