Or take a ride in a luxury space balloon. "No rockets. No g-forces. Experience a gentle, meticulously crafted spaceflight in our one-of-a-kind Space Lounge during your six-hour journey, complete with meal and cocktails."
I hope these links bring some minor distractions to your day:
ooh.directory is a collection of 900+ blogs. From the creator: "For years I’ve seen people moan that “nobody blogs any more”, all while my feed reader was overflowing with new blogposts I never had time to read. I want to demonstrate that there are lots and lots of people blogging, about all kinds of subjects!"
I'll also take this opportunity to plug 1feed, my favorite feed reader. It's pretty chill as feed readers go. Note: you can also subscribe to this newsletter via RSS if you want.
"I had only met him in passing; but his paper notebooks held a kind of self-portrait, touchable records of what was on his mind. Like a piece of clothing or jewelry from someone you love, those physical objects created a fragile bridge beyond death for his family." From A Life in Pocket Notebooks
Orions Belte is nice music to work to. "The sound of wood, the sound of the cold autumn air. [...] the perfect hangover album."
Filing Aegir under "sites I like." Just neat how the site colors shift based on the media used.
Realizes it's not your typical alt country song and searches for lyrics (There's a gateway in our minds / That leads somewhere out there, far beyond this plane / Where reptile aliens made of light / Cut you open and pull out all your pain).
Searches for the meaning of Turtles All the Way Down and finds this Wikipedia article about the expression of the problem of infinite regress.
From podcast to philosophy, it's links all the way down.
A speed round of links for your clicking enjoyment:
Bonfire's website is just great. Even if you have no interest in "federated tools and communities for the post-capitalist world" just click the link for the illustrations of woodland animals sitting around campfires.
The signal from this newsletter may become spotty as I head into the depths of summer. If we don't talk soon I hope you and yours stay safe, healthy, and are able to carve out some time to relax or do something you really enjoy.
Moth Minds is " ... a platform that makes it extremely easy for anyone to start their own grants program." Which is a great idea, but even if you aren't ready to start a grant program, check out the site for an alternative to the typical product page.
Leon Kass on friendships based upon character: "The best of those friendships — and this, I think, over a lifetime, I’ve come to endorse — the deepest and richest and most permanent friendship, he says, is the friendship not of doing deeds in common, but the friendship of sharing speeches and thoughts, a friendship of seeking understanding, a friendship that is in some way philosophical. There’s no topic’s off limits. And you can spend a lifetime and never get to the end of the conversation." From David Brooks Interviews Leon Kass for The Ezra Klein Show. I have some of these friendships and they have buoyed me through these tough times. My holiday wish for you is to have/find/cultivate relationships like this!
Now let's do some travelling for this last message of this year: