Quick Links 19th December 2016

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.

Currently Reading

Entering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and a Writer: 2 (The Journals of Thomas Merton) by Thomas Merton [GoodReads].

The Wastelands (Dark Tower III) by Stephen King [GoodReads], ongoing read for an online disucssion group.


The Week In Wildlife – In Pictures

2013-11-02-19-56-36I’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.


2 thoughts on “Quick Links 19th December 2016

  1. Hi, Alan. It is sad to hear about how you’ve been treated by some of these corporations. Although, it isn’t surprising, as this is just the result of the conditioning being executed on our modern societies. But, I won’t go into that here.

    The best thing you can do is what you’re doing, vote with your dollars.

    Keep up the blogging; I hope you achieve your goals!

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