It is the time of year for lists!
Here are five of my favorite things from the last year.
1. Favorite Movie: Inside Out. I truly believe this is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Pixar is famous for the craft of storytelling. The complexity of ideas, concepts, and narrative which are woven together here is off the charts! Plus, it made me cry.
2. Favorite Podcast Episode: A two-part story from (the venerable) This American Life, "The Problem We All Live With." This story examines race and class problems in the US education system and the clear evidence of how to fix it.
3. Favorite App: Streaks (iOS). A straightforward app I have used to help me with creating new daily habits. The visuals and simple circular animation make using this app a daily pleasure.
4. Favorite Tool: Grammarly. I struggle with some degree of dyslexia. I use a whole host of tools to help me catch errors in my writing. One of the more troubling issues for me is placing small words in the wrong place, I literally do not see them. Grammarly helps me catch these quickly.
Have a great and happy new year!