Saturday, September 18, 2021

I feel like I am living someone else’s life


My room is like an antique shop, full of junk, and weird stuff. There's a big sword in there. And a taxidermy bird, and a couple of birdcages. And a lot of newspaper cuttings. I used to have a weird thing about cutting out morbid headlines from newspapers, and collecting them. I was fascinated with drowning, which is kind of strange.

Florence Welch

ADVICE ON “SOCIAL ANXIETY” FROM THE STOICS:  “Your problem is you have dwelled so much in comfort. You have allowed comfort to take possession of you.”

FASTER, PLEASE:  Study shows protein that reverses aging of skeletal muscle.

Harry Clarke’s stained glass “Eve of St. Agnes” work, located in Dublin and produced in the 1920s, is much more central to the Irish narrative than many people realize.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Harry Clarke's Eve of St Agnes:

Eight to Try: Aussie Beauty Products Made With Native Ingredients – And What to Buy for Each Skin Type

There are products with Kakadu plum and Tasmanian mountain pepper; a millennial-pink clay mask that took Instagram by storm; and a popular Melbourne apothecary that’s been on the scene 1977.

Household food waste program fails to catch on among Sydney councils

  • by Daniel Lo Surdo and Kiran Gupta

Who we’re looking for 

  • Remote workers
  • Creatives
  • Empty nesters
  • Young families
  • Staycationers
  • Digital nomads

To name a few. We are seeking a diverse set of 12 individuals and up to three companions each who can be part of the program for 12 consecutive months from July 2021 to July 2022, 10 of which will include traveling to and living in listings on Airbnb.

What we’ll cover 

  • Credit for accommodations
  • Transportation allowance
  • Listing suggestions
  • Local Experiences
And more—for the duration of the program for the 12 participants and up to three companions each.

The New York Times – “Dictionaries reward you for paying attention, both to the things you consume and to your own curiosity…With dictionaries, unknown words become solvable mysteries. Why leave them up to guesswork?…Perhaps because of Webster’s enthusiasm for rules, dictionaries have long had an unfair reputation as arbiters of language, as tools used to limit rather expand your range of expression. But dictionaries don’t create language — people do…For me, dictionaries are a portal into that kind of uncalculated knowledge-seeking. They remind me that, when it comes to learning, indulging your curiosity is just as important as paying attention..”