Every garden should have a log or two, it says. And landscape fabric is, to paraphrase liberally, the ecological spawn of the Devil.
“You’re Garden Still Works in the Winter”
Gratitude lists not working for you? You're not the problem.
This essay said some things I needed to hear at a time when I really needed to hear them. I'm putting this out there in case someone else needs to hear them, too.
Interactive key for common macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest:
Happy 80th birthday to Wendy Carlos, an electronic music pioneer whose early albums and film scores (A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and TRON) put synthesizers on the map.
When someone asks if you know about —insert person or topic— and you answer, “I don’t think so.” But then they tell you and you do know but now you’re convinced they think you’re lying so you set out to show you knew and how well you knew it when probably they didn’t think anything of the sort but here you are 10,000 words later
‘’But if the trance theory is true, it shows that the evolutionary tendency to be tribal rests on an evolutionary taste for that which surpasses tribal experience – the transcendence that humans glimpsed in altered states of mind that enabled them to form tribes to start with.”
How Trance States Forged Human Society Through Transcendence— Mark Vernon, via Aeon.com
The biology exam that snuck up on me and I didn’t really study for went mm, okay, but I got the process of fermentation exactly backwards on my essay question. Ack! Five questions I might as well have answered blindfolded and probably a few more that seemed logical but *oops* not really! I might be able to pull off a “B”. Worst case scenario, “C”, and that’s not... wait, who am I kidding? 😭
But I had a super relaxing and wonderful weekend up to, oh, about 22:00 Monday, night before the exam.
Stuff from my pockets after yesterday’s short walk:
Lichen, from a twig fallen onto the road.
Douglas-fir tip, with needle damage. Will investigate.
Rusty-colored mushroom, from a large patch alongside the road.
Large mushroom being parasitized by another fungus. Some moss was pulled up along with the mushroom.
A 🍍🍍🍍 is really many fruits all joined together to create one giant meta-fruit. 😏
when adhd and hypomania team up
I’m inventing a foolproof SYSTEM of organization with which I will finally be FUNCTIONAL. This is EFFORTLESS, getting everything done and on time and neatly recording what gets done and what needs to be done goes on LISTS and STICKY NOTES and I have my entire life laid out...
> We’ve done this before.
This time is different.
> Different how?
Just let me make the goddamn list.
> Sure. Put it on top of the pile on my desk.
If the zodiac signs were Muppets:
(thread, via twitter)
overthinking as performance art
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