I have to buy some bamboo stakes this weekend. The liatris spicata has gotten so leggy that it’s falling over onto other plants and I’m findig that to be suboptimal. I am not sure why it’s gotten so leggy, all I can think is that it’s possibly not getting enough sun even though it gets at least six hours a day, which should meet its sunlight requirements. Anyhow, stakes and some twine to get them off the echinacea and salvia. And next year, I’ll use tomato cages. I am generally pretty happy with the garden this year–for the first year, we’re getting a fair bit of color and we’re certainly attracting lots of pollinators, which was the goal. Next year, I think I’m going to fill in some of the bare spaces with more coreopsis and introduce some dianthus and maybe some creeping phlox and perennial geraniums.
- The Rise of the Thought Leader. There are few phrases which make me want to spit more than “thought leader.”
- Why Don’t We Work Less? Because capitalism. Also bullshit jobs (that’s going to take you to a eye-searing splash page, but there’s a link on the page which will reveal the article in question; this also marks the third appearance of this link).
- All the “wellness” products Americans love to buy are sold on both Infowars and Goop It’s like an ouroboros of gullibility. Or something.
- The inimitable Kelly Robson: “My futures include disability.”
- I found this column from Janet Mock really interesting: “Being Pretty Is a Privilege That Nobody Wants to Acknowledge”
- Antisocial Coding: My Year at GitHub This is really, really, really awful.
- ‘I was sold seven times’: Yazidi women welcomed back into the faith
- Incredible essay from Dimas Ilaw: After a Revolution
- So apparently Hobby Lobby has been buying illegal antiquities? The purchase of which put cash into the pockets of ISIS? All for their Bible museum.