While I began this newsletter with the intentions of tracking and discussing the books I’ve been reading, I also named this newsletter, Farrago, which is defined as “a confused mixture.” And that is entirely what this newsletter is; a confused mixture of things I find interesting, because I find a lot of things interesting. If you’ve signed up, then I’m sure you do too. Every week I’ll run across many interesting things like article I find enlightening, a fact that I didn’t know, or a viral meme that catches my attention. These are pretty ephemeral. Worth noting and sharing, for sure, but they come and go. But, sometimes, what I find interesting sticks around longer. It lodges in my brain and because of it I’ll dive into a topic and I’ll stay with it for weeks or even months. I am the kind of person that, if something interests me enough, I become obsessed with it and I focus on little else. A year ago it was drawing with pen and ink. Several years before that it was photography, a hobby I focused on for years. But, over the last 6 months I was a bit lost looking for something new to focus my attention on after my focus on drawing waned following my last move. I mostly spent my time reading fiction; something I spent so much time on that it almost became that kind of interest in itself. I mean it did serve as the initial reason that spawned this newsletter. But that changed recently, all because of by Fabian Iwand. The tweet contains a short video that begins as a picture of an airplane at altitude being observed while looking up through a canopy of trees, which then devolves into an image that resembles a landscape. It also contains the hashtags, , , and And that is the entire tweet, but it was enough. I was fascinated and I wanted to know more.