Each week I’ll try and post quick links to things that I’ve seen, read, inspired me or just sparked my interest in the previous week, with a little background and my thoughts and other things that I’ve been up to in the previous week. Mostly gardening, cooking and environmental stuff but not always.
I’m enjoying doing the Post A Day thing – I hope I can keep it up until the end of the year – haven’t yet decided whether to carry it on past the trial period.
Otherwise I’ve been spending a lot of time doing things on my Dad’s behalf. I’m surprised just how uncooperative some companies can be. Maybe I’m wrong to expect that this is the one time that a company might make sure they do something right, but so many just don’t seem to give a s***, you’re just another number – not a grieving relative.
I’m not going to name and shame here, but I will say that there are a number of companies and a bank who I will never give my custom to in the future because of how they have behaved.
Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and a Writer: 2 (The Journals of Thomas Merton) by Thomas Merton [GoodReads].
I’ve followed author, adventurer, naturalist, and teacher Craig Childs for a number of years now. I’d recommend all of his books, especially the excellent Animal Dialogues (pictured). This post of his on the Last Word On Nothing Blog, reminded me of his house off-grid that he’s just about to sell. It looks like an amazing place, and in another world maybe I’d be living in something similar, but at least at the moment I’m more in the hear and now. If you’re interested in the New York Times piece, you can also read that here.