Apologies to any blog subscribers who received an off-colour rant from me yesterday. I was feeling frustrated by the journalism industry. [Could you tell :)] [Sorry for swearing Mum]
Anyway, today I’m back on track and have been listening to Russia, If You’re Listening, a brilliant podcast recommended to me by my dear friend KP.
Also, I quite liked Considering the Soil: An Agrarian Perspective on Chinese Herb Cultivation, an episode of the Qiological podcast.
I’m halfway through Hemingway’s For Whom The Bell Tolls. Hemingway is no Patrick White but I think I like it.
I’m about to start Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels, a 2015 book by Richard Heinberg. Over the last month, a few people that I know and like have mentioned that they have been really hit by climate depression. I have no idea what to do about any of it. I was in a bakery this morning and I made the mistake of glancing through some Murdoch trash. There was a letter to the editor about how unfair it is on the kids to keep talking about climate change. The last time I was in a bakery I made the mistake of reading Andrew Bolt’s take on Greta Thunberg. Oh man. I should probably stop going to bakeries.
What else? Ah yes. My friend sent me a couple of books by Charles Bowden and pointed me in the direction of this interview Bowden did with Scott Carrier. I think I may be the world’s biggest Scott Carrier fan. You can subscribe to his Home of the Brave podcast here.
I’m no wellness blogger–I prefer plates to bowls–but I do like to listen to the Health Naturally podcast. It is presented by Denis Stewart, a person who has been practicing herbal medicine for 4o years.
In summary. I am sorry for cracking it yesterday. In a world of incredible friends, books and podcasts how can I possibly continue to be in a bad mood…
PS. On the weekend I was really down and out and my friend (the same one who sent me the Bowden) erected a sculpture in my honour out of old bones, pieces of wood and twisted metal. I feel very lucky to have friends like him.