September 14, 2020

Boredwalk Community: Be Kind

Welcome back to our weekly Boredwalk Community series, where we ask Boredwalk fans fun questions! This week we're talking to Kevin P., looking bemused by it all in his Everything Is Trash tee!

1. What's your actual day job and what's your dream day job?

I'm a creative director for one of the top business schools in the country (#1 Graduate Entrepreneurship), Rice Business. My dream day job would be to write and record music all day. 

2What keeps you up at night?

Everything. COVID-19. Immigrant children in cages. Blatant apathy toward the disproportionate loss of black lives. The division of our country and aversion to facts and science. I'm a worrier, so when my head hits the pillow my brain goes crazy. My wife would disagree and say I pass out, instantly. Maybe I do and it's all in my dreams. (Ed. note: when the waking world is a nightmarish hellscape, who can tell the difference between reality and dreams?)

3. What's a book you think the Boredwalk community should read?

With two kids, ages 10 and 14, I don't have tons of time to read these days but I have a few books I need to finish: The Stories of John Cheever – given to me by Fred Nicolaus of the bands Golden Suits and Department of Eagles; a few books by Jón Gnarr, former mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland and whom I've met a few times; and Moby Dick.

4. What's a life pro tip the Boredwalk community needs to know?

Be kind. Kindness can disarm someone spreading hate. (Sage advice we should all heed more often.)