Long days mean more light for good reading on Substack Reads, your weekly roundup of great writing from across Substack.
This week I enjoyed:
This post on the nature and likelihood of invention and scientific discovery: https://mattsclancy.substack.com/p/how-common-is-independent-discovery
This post on DALL-E: AI art https://kneelingbus.substack.com/p/185-the-painted-word
And I was blown away by this piece about Cole Summers, who was an extraordinary entrepreneur at an equally extraordinary young age: https://www.commonsense.news/p/how-to-be-a-pioneer?r=r9472&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
I’ve been a big fan since I heard “The Man With the Child in His Eyes” on a Boston FM station back in 1978. She’s successful overseas but never caught on here in America. If told people I like Kate Bush looks of puzzlement would cross their faces and they usually asked if she was related to the president. Now, it’s great to see her getting the attention she deserves here in America and renewed interest around the world as well.
Don't forget the people in the Southern Hemisphere where ww just had the winter solstice 😃🤔🦥
Read that Kate Bush was earning around $250,000 per week from streaming now...
Kate Bush has been one of my absolute favorite singers since I was about 17- way back in 1997. I connect so deeply with many of her songs, but "Running Up that Hill" was a psychic vision she had about me and then wrote the song.
Nah. Not really. But it has felt like it since 2007, when my soul was left cut in half.
Reading everything I can on the MAJOR THING that happened to American women this week and will eventually affect the world because that’s how things seem to go. (Might have even been a bigger story than Kate Bush’s old songs, Substack.) I recommend reading Anne Helen Peterson and Jessica Valenti. They’ve got some great words to share.
I hadn’t heard of this song until it was featured on Stranger Things 4. Glad that I watch the show and now know of the song!
I love to read Walking the World https://walkingtheworld.substack.com?r=123utk&utm_medium=ios
My son started a new publication called Human Connection where he shares the stories of Ukrainian refugees whom he and his translator interviewed during his recent trip to Poland. The goal is to connect humans with humans and not just with the nightly news. Check it out! https://hmnconnection.substack.com/
Since not many read my newsletter (yet) I'd take this space to share my own newsletter which is about feelings, musings and thoughts. Read here and subscribe if you like it! Most of all -- it's (still) free!
My name is L. Sojini.
I'm a writer based in South Africa, and I hold an MA in Creative Writing from Rhodes University.
My Substack is called The Musician.
May I interest you in recommending an interview I did back in 2019 with russophile Mark Galeotti?