1. I want to drive through the Los Angeles canyons at sunset while listening to Wagner, on a route and to a playlist prescribed by artist David Hockney. This New Yorker article is just a wonderful mental escape and also gives us this insight from him:

When I asked about the origin of “Wagner Drive,” Hockney said, “Well, the first thing I did was, when I was driving once to Las Vegas—past Las Vegas, to Zion Park—I listened to Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ and I realized that all religions come from the desert, from someone contemplating the cosmos in the desert.”


2. I bumped up my deadlift max by another 5 pounds yesterday and hit 195! I’m so proud of these numbers, considering where I started, but I also feel this:

3. Wow this has been accurate this month: