Week 37-22 - Curiosities
Tool of the Week
Fall is here, everything is going crispy fast. All those glorious sunflowers everywhere now need to come down. Loppers to the rescue. Love these things. Some of the sunflowers stalks are 2" thick. No problem i'll cut you down to a giant stalk of defoliated broccoli. Byeeeee!
Music of the Week - Iceland is my spirit animal.
Björk is Building a Matriarchy - https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/09/bjork-interview-fossora-album-review/671491
Björk - Ovule
Art of the Week
Ani Liu - https://ani-liu.com/
Embodied Knowledge: Ani Liu Interviewed by Hallie McNeill - https://bombmagazine.org/articles/embodied-knowledge-ani-liu-interviewed/
Science of the Week
Scientists blasted plastic with lasers and turned it into tiny diamonds and a new type of water
Absurdity of the Week
89% Humidity in High Desert Cloudworld
Ecstasia by Francesca Lia Block
This is a reread inspired by a conversation about ageism. Lately it seems everyone's gone ageist in a way that reminds me of Ecstasia's theme of sending anyone with wrinkles 'Under'. Ageism drives me batshit crazy - my favorite quote of all time is this... "There is only one age. Alive!" -Agnes Varda. I don't care what age you are, you have value, you can do good work, you can play, etc. Don't let garbage ageism infect you, please - there is no crime in being young, there is no crime in being old, there is only 'crime' in being an asshat.
Recipe of the Week
This week it's try to make mooncake week here. Key ingrediant is the filling, and we just acquired some Adzuki Beans, so let's go!
Anko (Sweet Red Bean Paste)
Word of the Week
Griffonage: Sloppy handwriting ie chicken scratch
Thinking more about Ageism, and i'm not the only one...
Ageism can lead to social isolation and even early death – We need to begin with the revolutionary idea that ‘we’re all equal and we all belong’
Ageism is barrier to re-entering workforce, retirees say
Older Entrepreneurs Outperform Younger Founders—Shattering Ageism
These Grandfluencers Are Fighting Ageism and Body-Shaming
Hummingbird Pollination on Mexican Volcanoes!