My Favorite Things In 2016

2016 has been a great year. I've watched, listened, read, pondered, and discovered many new things. Here's my best of 2016...
  1. T.V. Episode - Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7 "The Broken Man"
    Everyone was raving about "The Battle Of The Bastards", but when I watched the cold open of this episode, (where a tall man is carrying a large log by himself, and then drops it and turns to face the camera revealing the face of Sandor "The Hound" Clegane) I actually yelled "Fuck yes" out loud, even though I was sitting by myself. One of the finest moments of T.V.
  2. Movie - Hell Or High Water
    Two brothers robbing banks, but not for riches, but to save the family ranch from being taken by the chain of banks they are stealing from, in hopes of passing it on to the next generation. Excellent screenplay from Taylor Sheridan
  3. Album - Battles, In Flames
    Much better than their previous effort Sirens, Battles kicks ass on every level and reminds me why I'm in love with this band. The title track wins it for me.
  4. Book - Steal Like An Artist, by Austin Kleon
    This one's been out a few years, but I just discovered it's magnificence about a week ago. It tells you why you should be making and sharing, instead of being hung up on originality and your "art". Great read, easily digestible, highly recommended.
  5. Podcast Episode - INSIDE MY HEART, BRAIN, AND SOUL IN 13 MINUTES. The Daily Vee 101, by The #AskGaryVee Podcast.
    I've listened to this one mutiple times, (I don't do this often, I'll maybe re-listen to a podcast once) and instead of describing it, I highly recommend you download it and hear for yourself.
  6. Quote - "Failure is not durable." - Francis Ford Coppola
  7. Thing I've Made - This photo, taken at on of my favorite places, Dundee Falls.
  8. Thing That I've Learned - That I'm capable of doing what I love, and that I just have to shed the fear associated with making something and putting it out for others to see. Do more, fear less.
  9. Thing That I Look Forward To In 2017 - Making short films and keeping track daily of what I've made vs. what I've consumed.