Creativity,  Culture and Society

Roque’s Weekly Review for 10/02/19

It’s been another lovely week in my universe. Last Saturday, I worked on a film shoot for my school’s film guild, and that night I witnessed a riveting performance of Shostakovich’s glorious Fourth Symphony at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Hall. That performance was incredibly rich and inspiring. The piece itself was laden with intricate dissonances and employed the full orchestra all the way to the end. I am so glad that I got to witness it. I also got to visit some family over the weekend. It was some much needed, albeit brief, time to reconnect with them.

I am adding a new segment to this weekly update. From now on, I want to highlight a book I am currently reading or an article I want to share. Here is the first installment:


Now that October is rolling in, my semester is in full swing with all kinds of film making and studying. I finally finished reading the book “The Handmaid’s Tale”. This week I have started on my next literary adventure:

So far, the writing is strong and evocative, and the story is rife with tension. Set in a sleepy resort town on the coast of Columbia, there is a growing sense of foreboding despite the lush tropical setting. Something is amiss in this out-of-the-way place. I cannot wait to get through this one!


This week, I wanted to feature some photos I took during my trip to Sarasota, FL back in early August. This region of the country is incredibly sunny and sweltering in late summer. There were lots of vivid colors and whimsy everywhere . . .


Every Sunday, I publish a post on my blog Tropical Shade of Green. Here is this week’s newest post about three current circumstances whose existence I question.

Here is last week’s post about not comparing yourself to other people:

There is more to come next week! I hope you are all staying healthy and getting plenty of rest.


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