Delicious sushi for brunch. Becoming a bit of a delicious habit.
Trying Day One again. Let’s see how that goes.
At Whaka, for my first time across Tūhoto Ariki to link up with Split Enz. A fun loop.
“Health is wealth, I guess.”
We saw Jojo Rabbit and it was ziemlich gut, ja.
“Life is short. Make fun of it.”
Rewatched Annihilation for the first time since it came out. So good, and so inexplicably underrated. Also, Scary. Ass. Bear.
Newish town art.
Finished reading Tribe by Sebastian Junger. A short and interesting look at trauma and our ties to each other.
Pleased to hear that this issue will go to referendum. A small victory for those of us who believe our lives are our own. End of Life Choice bill passes
“Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?” Wikipedia on palindromes
After falling off my bike the very first time I rode with my new calavera-themed mudguard, I fell off the second time too. I now have two crashes’ worth of bumps and cuts and bruises, and I’m wondering if maybe the mudguard is cursed.
“If you had the power to change civilisation, given what you understand about what works and what doesn’t work, what would the rules of a good civilisation be? Your core tool is the trade-offs between competing values… Once you agree on the values and are serious about those values, you won’t achieve perfection on any of them. But what would an optimal balance look like? And what rules would achieve and stabilise that balance?” Bret Weinstein w/ Douglas Murray
“He is reminding us all of our common humanity, that we have much more in common than politicians and partisans would like us to believe. Seeing people as less like cardboard cutouts and more like, well, people, would do us (and our politics) a world of good.” What Obama gets right about ‘cancel’ culture
In case you’ve ever wondered how Grandma should deal with that goddamned cake. Incenters of chocolate-iced cakes
Today I learned that Charles Manson was previously a musician who made songs on YouTube. ‘Cease to Exist’
Good riding with friends today, and my first time on Hot X Buns.
Vincent van Gogh, ‘Starry Night’
From one of our teen climate activists, a reminder that we cannot afford to be anti-science if we really want to do something about climate change. NZ’s anti-science GMO laws need to change
My 15-year-old went out of his way to thank me for some specific “advice and knowledge” I gave him and it feels good.
Getting subterranean at Ruakuri.