Links that may or may not be related to gardens, food, travel, nature, or heterotopias and liminal spaces but probably are. Sources in parentheses.

article: Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’ (Science/Ann Gibbons, 2018). A dimmed sun, widespread crop failure, cold summers, the plague — yeah, glum.

11-min video: One Breath Around The World (Vimeo/Les films engloutis). Underwater exploration. Mesmerising, the variety of terrains (and the whales, starting at about 7:40)

photos: The Tokyoiter Presents Diverse Visions of Tokyo (Spoon + Tamago). Inspired by magazine covers from The New Yorker, graphic designers and illustrators present their unique vision of Tokyo.

long article: He Dropped Out to Become a Poet. Now He’s Won a Fields Medal (Quanta magazine). Fascinating stuff around every corner here. Among many: The poetry-math link: with both, you’re working at a subconscious level, and “it feels like you’re grabbing something that’s already there, rather than creating something in your mind.” Focusing: ““I think intention and willpower … are highly overrated,” he said. “You rarely achieve anything with those things.”” His daily routine. His penchant for repetitive, mindless activities. High-level math proofs.

26-page PDF pamphlet: The Basics of Nature-Based Land Care (Perfect Earth Project). Principles and How-Tos for gardeners and gardening services.

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