I used to live near a huge garden. It was my secret place where I could walk untroubled by day to day noise. And I might be persuaded to travel for the purpose of visiting great gardens. Here are a few candidates in Italy.
Dan Kahnelman has an amazing way of explaining very complex stuff if simple terms. Like why it is so difficult to understand what makes us happy. It turns out that our “experiencing selves” experience happiness very differently than our “remembering selves”. Dan’s TED talk on this is one of the classics.
I have been french press coffee for a looooong time. But I found out this morning that I do it all wrong. Well, not all wrong. But I don’t let my coffee brew long enough and I don’t decant it. Do I get demoted for this? I mean, I am pretty good on the freshness thing …
Time to re-think suburban living? What about centering a community around a farm? That idea is an agrihood. Doing it right, I would imagine is agritopia.
What is the difference? It comes out in what we read. Do we read just to connect (encounter) or to go deeper into a subject (understand)? These days we encounter more, but do we understand less? Atlantic ponders the issue in its review of Spritz.
Then head to Minneapolis. And on the way, check out what unusual tidbits await you in other US cities.