Here’s a couple things I unironically enjoyed in 2022 and one last reminder about the country and world we live in.
The Extended Mind by Annie Murphy Paul.
I discovered the book from a NYT Podcast interview with the author and loved it. The first half is stronger than the back half, but I still fully recommend it.
Going to Pieces without Falling Apart by Mark Epstein
I loved Mark Epstein’s Advice Not Given and Going to Pieces follows the same successful model. The author blends personal anecdotes with psychotherapeutic and Buddhist guidance while steadfastly avoiding any hybridization of the two.
A cute collection of stories from the Letters column in Maisonneuve. As a new transplant it was a charming introduction.
Best thing I did for myself
4 Day Silent Meditation Retreat at Insight Meditation Society
One last thing...
Justin Trudeau has been a disaster on climate change
1/ Canada's Emissions Reduction Plan allows emissions from the #tarsands to rise 56% above 2005 levels by 2030 (p.220), including a 170% increase for mining & extraction and 132% for in-situ production. #cdnpoli #ableg #ERP— Patrick DeRochie (@PatDeRocH) March 30, 2022
This has @OilGasCanada's hands all over it. pic.twitter.com/481gaR8LRL