In a lovely, post-instagram-takeover conversation with Sam McKoy, he mentioned this talk to me. The honorable harvest are rules for humans, who cannot photosynthesize, and thus, cannot garner our sustenance simply from sunlight, but actually need to deplete other life forms, to sustain ourselves. Dr Robin Kimmerer recounts them in this 15 minute video, explaining … Continue reading The Honorable Harvest: thinking more mindfully about what it means to be a consumer, forager, hunter, human
I was one of the 8 million people who read Mandy Len Catron's essay in the New York Times' Modern Love section, To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This, and was enchanted by the idea that a 36 question quiz could make you fall in love with someone. Her book, which I just finished … Continue reading How to be happy in love? Invest in the people you love. With your time and attention.
Given the right conditions, a Christmas cactus can bloom for eight weeks or more and will usually start flowering in November. Spread throughout the world by botanists in search of new plants, they originated in Brazil where they grow in the canopy of trees in the mountains and are quite hardy. Perhaps that helps explain … Continue reading The Christmas Cactus