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applewood  ·  354 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

Something I Learned This Week: The Wishbone is found not only in birds, but also some dinosaurs.

Books: I was attempting to read Punishment Without Crime, but put it down after about three or four chapters. It's not a bad book in the slightest, and I intend to finish it, but I'm just not really in the headspace for that kind of subject matter right now. Last week though, my wife randomly got me Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. I have to admit, In was pretty skeptical as to whether or not I'd like it, but after four or five pages I can't put it down, I'm enjoying it so much. It's very well written and each chapter is a personal story of the author that covers themes such as community, family, neighborliness, motherhood, the impact of culture, the impact of education, on and on it goes. It's a very easy book to appreciate and I find myself wishing I could invite the author over to my house for a cup of coffee and an afternoon in the backyard.

Wildfower Garden: It took a lot of looking things up, but I was able to narrow down my list of potential flowers to four. I sent an email to the horticulturalist, but have yet to hear back, which is fine. After all, they're probably quite busy being professors and that's a pretty big responsibility. There's two other garden outreach groups in this city that I can try and get a hold of, plus goobster pointed out a while class of bad asses called Master Gardeners for me to look into too. I gotta get moving though, cause spring will be here before we know it.