Diggin'

Another week, another dollar, amirite? This week's post is very visual-heavy; I've been dog-sitting, and have had lots of extra quality video viewing and photo editing time (hence the cute sheep photo above). I've ripped through a good season and a half of The West Wing, and I ain't quittin' anytime soon. Here are some things I'm diggin' this week: 

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:: I've become fallen in love with the show Chef's Table, on Netflix, and this episode, about Francis Mallmann, who lives on an island in Patagonia and cooks over an open fire and has the most beautiful philosophies on life and love, is my new absolute favorite. Below is the trailer, and here is a link to the episode (or you can just search for it on Netflix).

:: Some reasons why that wildflower seed giveaway promotion for Honey Nut Cheerios is not necessarily as straightforward and good as it seems (though the intentions are good).

:: First the pain, then the rising. 

:: I never get tired of hearing Cheryl Strayed talk truth about writing, and life, and everything in between:

:: I will probably share this one over and over again: Wendell Berry on the pleasures of eating. One of my favorite parts: "Eating with the fullest pleasure — pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance — is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend."

:: The "A Closer Look" segment of Late Night with Seth Meyers is getting funnier and funnier - of course, it helps that they have endless amounts of material to work with every week: 

That's all for now! Happy weekending.

Diggin'

A lot of this week's links are from 2015 - I meant to publish a Diggin' post October of that year, but apparently I never did. I've been taking this week to clear out old blog posts, consolidate drafts (you guys, I have so many thoughts in my head, and it turns out a lot of them are repetitive), and plan ahead! One day at a time. 

:: A visual exploration of the pipeline controversy.

:: Along the same lines: overpopulation & overconsumption in pictures.

:: And another: toxic beauty.

:: Two poems about listening to your voice, ending relationships and circumstances that weren't right for you, and realizing that sometimes leaving actually means arriving; one by Mary Oliver, and one by David Whyte - both poems given the same title: The Journey.

:: The quietest square inch in the United States

:: I often feel overwhelmed at how much humans are ruining the planet, and how I little I, as one person, can do to stop it. 

:: The joyful, illiterate kindergartners of Finland

:: If only this would go through: a plan to turn the Hiawatha Golf Course in Minneapolis into a food forest!

Happy weekending!