On a branch
floating downriver
a cricket, singing.

Kobayashi Issa.



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The Sun in September ~ Matthew Halsall

On this issue's playlist, spiritual jazzman Matthew Halsall redefines trumpet  



There are no monologues in nature,
only the musical language of relationship. 
Orcas communicate in song. 

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Listen to a story about the orca orchestra.



Super rare footage from Woodstock alongside the equally rare 1991 funk release – ‘3 Days Man!’ by Australian band Bellydance. What a moment.



“Being stuck at home for a few weeks and months, forced to homeschool, is a daunting prospect – but also a tremendous opportunity to cultivate the virtues of independence and original thinking.”

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Mordechai Levy-Eichel was homeschooled from the age of 11 before becoming a political science lecturer at Yale and the co-host of podcast AntiEducation.

Read his short recommendations for homeschooling.


Extra bits.

A good word:
(noun, plural)
Associations with others for a common cause or purpose.
How wonderful that I am surrounded by plant and animal allies. 

A good pocket-sized book for isolation:
Weed Forager’s Handbook: A guide to edible and medicinal weeds in Australia 

A good artist:
Tamara Dean.

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Shoaling, 2017.

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Dusty Miller (Senecio viravira), Western Wild Garden, Winter, 2017.

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Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) in Spring, 2017.


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