I don’t mean to be giving free advertising to Spotify, but it has been such a great platform for discovering new artists. These guys were suggested when I played a Tame Impala song at work and became the perfect lunch hour soundtrack. These daily installments of new music have been a nice mini-retreat for a small part of each day. Not surprisingly, it has been difficult recently to keep a positive outlook for so many reasons. The news rarely has anything particularly hopeful to share, so I often find myself just being thankful that things aren’t as bad for my family as they are for so many others. It’s not an uplifting view to take, as it often leads me to compare my problems with those of people who intimately know suffering and loss. This, in turn, leads to guilt for having made the comparison in the first place and for having any dissatisfaction with my own situation. It’s a vicious circle that I try to escape each day, with very mixed results. Tomorrow’s going to be a good one, I can feel it.