Link Party: 9/19-9/23

Highlight of my week: discovering this beautiful patch of sunflowers on campus.
Highlight of my week: discovering this beautiful patch of sunflowers on campus.

Here’s what I read last week:

1. If you have a strong stomach, you should totally read this story about witches who lived on a Chilean island.

2. Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia’s philosopher-king.

3. I will read anything Rebecca Traister writes because she is masterful and insightful, and this conversation with Ava DuVernay delivers.

4. I am here for any analysis about the Little House on the Prairie universe. Here’s an interesting look at parenting in On the Banks of Plum Creek.

5. Disco A-Z.

And a bonus: My mom and I went and saw The Dressmaker at the movies yesterday. If you like dark comedy, you will like this movie.

I’m sending you all of my good vibes. Have a great week.

Link Party: 6/20-6/24

The koi (and a turtle friend) at my alma mater's Japanese garden.
The koi, catfish and a turtle friend at my alma mater’s Japanese garden.

I have an uneasy relationship with summer. I love that I shift to a more laid-back way of life, and that I can take more time to explore. I hate the heat and how it stifles both my body and creativity, making me feel incredibly unproductive. I’ve lived in Southern California my entire life, and every summer is a shock. So it goes.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The author’s dad’s relationship with classic literature, specifically that of the Brontës.

2. The bullet journal in the world of iPhones.

3. Consider the archive of the Internet, and who decides what gets to stay.

4. The military origins of the cardigan.

5. Judith Butler.

And a bonus: “I must be a mermaid… I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”

Have a beautiful weekend.

Link Party: 6/6-6/10

Life in an aquarium.
Life in an aquarium.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. “Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City.”

2. Hunter S. Thompson on Muhammad Ali.

3. Spot-on commentary about Buzzfeed’s coverage of the Stanford rape victim.

4. What are the odds we’re all living in a computer simulation?

5. Kolkata‘s old houses.

Have a great weekend.