Thursday, July 8 2021

Quote of the Day

All fiction is cultural appropriation. What did Beatrix Potter know about rabbit life?

Steven Panonymous, comment on “The Problem With Bo Burnham’s Inside

MALINDA- The Sound of Silence (FULL COVER)

This is lovely, and made me really listen to the lyrics for the first time in…..well, honestly, possibly for really the first time. Since I heard this song on the radio nearly endlessly throughout my youth, I’ve never really put the whole thing together before.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
And no one dared disturb the sound of silence
“Fools,” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops, fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

Simon & Garfunkel, The Sound of Silence

I’ve been thinking a not insignificant bit about this, about how to get people to listen who don’t want to, and what it means if we do, and what it means if we don’t. So this song coming up now was a nice extra seed.

Native plants again

Did you know raspberry leaf is a Native American remedy? I didn’t either, though I am sitting here sipping it. Also did you know that black cherries are native to North America? I didn’t either!

As I get deeper into this native plant rabbit hole, I’m starting to loose track of my findings. I need to make a page with all this information in one place.

What causes climate change, exactly?

I know greenhouse gases, but are they all of it? What are greenhouse gases even? What are all the pieces of the problem here? I am too old to have learned about climate change in school (I remember mention about the ozone layer going to shit and how we had to fix that). So I’m thinking I need to devote some time to learning that the real problems are.

Insitute of Climate Studies, USA

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

What’s causing climate change, in 10 charts

I might need a book for this…..