I think I started compiling this issue of emptying my pocket back in… April? May? That probably explains all the below linkage to stuff about gardening and reassessing priorities, as well as a huge thirst for everything green and new.
- Travel & journalism – two of my favorite things combined
- In the same vein – a really well done NPR report on the border between Mexico and the US
- I always buy humongous bags of spinach and then end up at a loss as for what to do with it, besides juicing the heck out of them. Here’s the remedy: 70 things to do with fresh spinach
- My most recent obsession is gardening. A big part of that is designing original planters. These ten are all great in my book.
- Judy Blume and Lena Dunham curate a reading list. ‘Nuff said.
- Recently, I’ve stumbled over so many “inspirational” articles / talks / tweets that suggest you should just quit what you’re doing and, instead, do what you really like. While I appreciate the sentiment that informs such posts, I can identify with this piece on the Onion a tad more.
- The small amount of time I’ve spent in Switzerland this summer has been quite underwhelming so far. Rain, and then some. Staying inside = more temptation to consume footage of stuff – thanks to this list, it’ll at least be smart.
- In my book, Louis CK is pretty much the funniest person on this planet. No surprise that I enjoyed this feature on him, then. Somehow related: comedians in cars getting coffee.
- And, a summery recipe to lure summer into coming back: sweet corn, peach and cherry salad with goat cheese and lime dressing.