Engaged Reading Time - Issue #75
Sorry for the silence for a week. It turns out that I was in emotional denial about how much the world has and will change, even if I acknowledged it intellectually. Some bad news about a couple of bits of work triggered a small emotional collapse and a sleepless night.
But I've come out of it with a renewed focus on adapting myself to the new reality, and I'm feeling much better, thank you very much.
Now, let's be honest: you didn't need to know that, did you?
But I think it's worth sharing it. What we're going through? It's tough. And let's not be afraid to show each other when we're struggling.
Anyway, enough of that. Let's move on to more important matters - like slippers.
The history of the slipper
Never let it be said that this newsletter isn't full of the most IMPORTANT reading.
Slippers. Know their origin.
We Often Choose To Avoid Learning Information That Could Benefit Us
If you didn't read the previous link, this is about you.
This is a fascinating read. We humans are far less rational than we like to think we are.
10 pioneer-era apple types thought extinct found in US West
Apples. They're really important. Not as important as slippers, obvs. But important.
More seriously, genetic diversity of our food is hugely important for our biosecurity (soooo grown up) so this work is actually much more important than it appears.
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Stay safe. And find your joy where you can, my friends.