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The modern hermit.

First he was never for a moment, in all 27 years, bored. He was never lonely. He said that he felt almost the opposite of that. He said he felt utterly and intricately connected to everything else in the world. It was difficult for him to tell where his body ended, and the woods began. He said he felt this utter communion with nature and with the outside world.

In a world where people start thumbing phones in queues, trains and anywhere else they fear being alone with their thoughts, this would probably be torture. I'm not ready to head into the woods for 27 years but I increasingly enjoy being untethered from the grid.

Linked on the 19th of July, 2019 Details

The pickup-truck emoji, brought to you by Ford.

Even the simple emoji has been infiltrated by corporate interests. It's depressing.

Linked on the 19th of July, 2019 Details

It looks like a lake made for instagram. It’s a dump for chemical waste.

This is deeply representative of our times and of “influencer” culture.

Linked on the 11th of July, 2019 Details

Inside the World's First Long-Term Storage Facility for Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Another excerpt from the Underland book. This one tells the story of a tomb for radioactive waste being built in Finland. There's something really ominous about the whole concept of burying our radioactive slop and hoping a future civilisation doesn't get curious and dig it up.

Linked on the 10th of July, 2019 Details
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The Invisible City Beneath Paris.

Great article on the Paris catacombs and the "cataphiles" that map and explore them. It's excerpted from a book which I'm definitely adding to my reading pile.

Linked on the 4th of July, 2019 Details