ukpol, voting 

terfs, clintons, racism 

Dark, as in the series on Netflix, s2 spoilers 

@celesteh Lol. Is there any clue about whether or not it's ghostwritten?

UK, beware contaminated hummus 

This piece about the slow destruction of most paper books is quite sad. It's a reminder that all preservation has to be active, and will involve difficult curation choices.

Homophobia, Chick-Fil-A 

Homophobia, Chick-Fil-A 

Great music crosses language barriers. I've lost count of the number of great songs I've discovered in the past month or so. But, I had to go looking specifically for "LANGUAGE + rock". It's been so worth it, but it's a huge shame that in the UK we don't get to hear much that isn't in English.

For instance, check out Jam Hsiao's A Love Song For You - watch to the end for cuteness and questionable fashion sense.

I quite enjoyed Helen Czerski's Storm In A Teacup, but it's like a great selection of physics tasters rather than a deep dive into any one subject. It's very readable, though. I'd recommend it as a gift for the person you want to enthuse about physics.

I don't understand why these guys aren't better known. This is just one of their earworms I've been singing lately.

Tips to help you choose the right apple tree(s)

After recently doing lots of online & print research into apple trees, because no one source had all the info I needed, I've collated the key basic info into one post.

#Apples #Fruit #ForestGarden #Gardening


@mishellbaker I have some feelings about the frequency versus intensity debate. It's good to practice daily, sure. But to really cement a word or phrase in your memory takes emotion, the stronger the better. So going over phrases as part of a routine is going to take longer than hearing or reading those words as part of art.

Me: Today's agenda is weekly shopping, some writing, socialising, good stuff.

My body: Today's agenda is sneezing. No time for anything else.

relationship advice homophobia 

@pcrock It's always been about another layer of security for me.

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