June 30, 2022
It's officially warm out. North Carolina's growing season started more than two months sooner than Minnesota, but we're here for it. Winter is a time to shed old skin, to look out at the world and collect yourself, and plan.
It can get exhausting though, so it's important to take some time for things that tickle your brain. My top five for the season:
- 📚 Cal Flyn's hopeful Islands of Abandonment, on natural biomes appearing in post-human landscapes
- 🍱 Life & Thyme's illuminating journalism on the politics of food
- 📸 Thomas Murphy's Blood & Champagne, a weekly palate cleanser compendium for the brain
- 🐪 The weird and marvelous Bactrian camel finally getting the love letter it deserves
- 🐝 A 3D-printed concrete home inspired by wasp nests, in Bologna, Italy
If you're not following along with my seasonal playlists, it's my collection of songs that I keep replaying. Sent to me by friends, pulled from the charts, and maybe some deep cuts. They mark time, or a moment, or trigger a memory -- you know how music works. Listen to 2022 spring on Apple Music
File this under "Hilarious, but also, too true."
"And then... I told the designer I need it by tomorrow" pic.twitter.com/g43lMfUb53— Tommy Mason (@_TommyMason) June 18, 2022