My Favorite Things (Fall 2021)


Studio Ghibli Music Video

ジブリ実験劇場 On Your Mark - Chage & Aska (1995) from MrLucasdemassy on Vimeo.

Honourable Mention: Boundin’


Exhalation - Ted Chiang

Honourable Mention: Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Finding Your Swagger - Kevin Yien



Scenius is like genius, only embedded in a scene rather than in genes. Brian Eno suggested the word to convey the extreme creativity that groups, places or scenes” can occasionally generate. His actual definition is: Scenius stands for the intelligence and the intuition of a whole cultural scene. It is the communal form of the concept of the genius.”

Individuals immersed in a productive scenius will blossom and produce their best work. When buoyed by scenius, you act like genius. Your like-minded peers, and the entire environment inspire you. - Brian Eno



My Last Day as a Surgeon - Paul Kalanithi



Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

– David Wagoner
December 28, 2021

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