The Icelandic film Woman at War. This fascinating discovery about how some plants eat salamanders. This article about how plants talk and we should listen (and talk back). This piece about the shift in science education from teaching what nature consists of and instead focusing on science as it can be used for practical or … Continue reading June 2019 Favorites
Mark Normand stand-up here and here and here. "Thanks a lot I'm Kevin Hart!" Dude needs a Netflix special. Summer Rayne Oakes and her jungle apartment in Brooklyn. Queen of the millennial plant hoarders. I aspire to her level. Randomly came across this phenomenon called The Glass Delusion that happened in the 15th to 17th … Continue reading May 2019 Favorites
The National Park Service's Instagram account. Quirky captions, cute animals, and stunning scenery—what more could you want? The Dawn Wall documentary on Netflix. It's on par with Free Solo (a November 2018 favorite) but different. I'm still wondering how two absolutely stellar climbing documentaries came out in the same autumn about the same mountain rock … Continue reading March 2019 Favorites
I got the idea for monthly favorites from YouTube "influencers". They post their favorite things at the end of each month, which are typically products like makeup, workout gear, snacks, tech, and clothing. Their monthly favorites are usually things. While my monthly favorites sometimes include products I enjoy, I make a conscious effort to include … Continue reading Why do you post your monthly favorites?
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World By Peter Wohlleben 251 pages, Greystone Books Ltd., Vancouver/Berkeley 2016 Originally published in Germany in 2015 as Das geheime Leben der Bäume A conversation in the 2009 film Avatar distills a central theme about two conflicting relationships towards nature. In the … Continue reading The Secret Life of Trees
O velvet patch of lustrous green Royal carpet of the forest Lush bedding of the water bears You are a demure vision Of subtlety and grace. O verdant, understated pride Community in miniature. Your concept of time Trounces the meagerness of humans'! Awash in moisture: A turgid, vibrant felt. Devoid of water: A lesson in … Continue reading Ode to Moss