If you're burning out on TikTok or your default neighborhood walk, this newsletter is for you. Welcome to Amateur Hours, a free (!) monthly newsletter where I explore the activities, large and small, capturing our collective imagination right now. Think: card games, mushroom growing, late night eBay deal hunting, cocktail mixing..anything to provide a little extra dopamine right now.

Each send will include helpful tips from miscellaneous cool folks who love to do these things, from experts to amateurs. You won’t become a pro after one email, but you will get lots of unexpected, low-maintenance activities to fill (at least) a bit of your time. Some just might stick.  

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