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: