Sunset from my front yard on the day before the election, which was a beautiful ending.
The election sucked all the oxygen out of the news-cycle room this past week. Even most of the urban and environmental politics news out there had an election-spin. But I stumbled across a fascinating story about lacrosse politics, which caught my eye because I used to play the sport and avidly follow it (making annual treks with family, at one point, to the NCAA championships). Even if you’ve never had interest in lacrosse and this is not why you subscribe to this newsletter, trust me… you’re going to want to read/listen to these.
On Wednesday evening, we’ll conclude our discussion of The Gardeners’ Dirty Hands with a look at the Anthropocene as a necessarily tragic epoch and extending the logic of the book’s argument to other challenges we face.
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And read this piece about the adversity and vocational disorientation Jarrett has faced since suffering two strokes in 2018.
This dish was delicious and easy to make. It’s shrimp, cannellini, and arugula with peppers, onions, and garlic. You can find it in The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook. It’s even better served with roasted asparagus sprinkled with lemon-tarragon gremolata.