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The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, A New Map of Wonders, A Book of Noises, and more.

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@MahanEsfahani Please forgive my ignorance, but who was/is this?The only thing stranger than a medieval bestiary is a modern one. Late to this, but here's an interview about Barel… https://t.co/225TDo7JSZ @Ian_Fraser "take it on the chin"...or a ferocious engine that we are stoking https://t.co/YBQfKhkJmbThis is the America I love https://t.co/fxemNOGGZfA necessary, devastating thread. https://t.co/dqFQweLi0P
Retweeted by Caspar Henderson @WaterVole It’s full of invertebrate life!I think I’m in a minority on this one, but I think ‘breakdown’ is a misleading word for what is likely happening. I… https://t.co/sMPNSptPQ3But unease https://t.co/vJ0F8ffVC0 @HenryCPorter @anthlawson1 Comes to mind a half-formed half-thought about 'green stoicism' from 10+ years ago: ofte… https://t.co/Q2cAb6pvFohttps://t.co/gSzlYLIdKl @HenryCPorter @anthlawson1 Ha! 😢"Activism is every day doing something that is worth doing" Satish Kumar. "The hardest thing is to keep going when… https://t.co/717oWjmPueBee’s eye view of the path to my writing shed across a garden which is about 5m x 5m https://t.co/6rFtiBq1Da"America or Trump" https://t.co/uW0g6SohOO @edwest How about a remake of Casablanca with this song in place of La Marseillaise, and with the update 'Death to… https://t.co/GQVvHOO8SA“the NHS ‘Test and Trace’ programme is currently far from being the robust operation that is now urgently required… https://t.co/vYGq3VSBLV
6/1
2020
https://t.co/hzwnXTdmZkA Confederate President. This piece looks prescient, though I guess Solnit was far from the only person to see it https://t.co/YawDiLfqkIMumakata by Codona https://t.co/vETMY0hXaJFriston is so good. I find this on consciousness unusually insightful. “We are thrown into the world as a process a… https://t.co/c3HB0QSVaO“ I think of Independent Sage as the ultimate exercise in public engagement; what it would look like if you and I a… https://t.co/EzXkWWukbHIt’s so hot in Oxford that the pigeons are exploding https://t.co/G7wkcNAZXahttps://t.co/RCE2OQlBwCCathedral https://t.co/6xuVK0pq0VMorning oak https://t.co/0nASzr9YOH“a best-case outcome of our current crisis would be for it to create, at last, a widespread sense of world identity… https://t.co/1eLCBjese4
5/31
2020
There's the respect that makes calamity of so long life https://t.co/eE99oiP4IU @KeggieC Ha ha! @KeggieC Good to see Gilbert White tucked down there next to the chicks. He would have approvedhttps://t.co/V0GY18itHq https://t.co/J5uXT3NtCHPiano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111: I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato by Ludwig van Beethoven, Ig… https://t.co/d2YKCri2ZY @I_Ran_Away Yes that’s me. I really hope you enjoy the book!"Harts, hinds, horses, dogs, bears are exceedingly delighted with it; elephants, Agrippa adds; and in Lydia in the… https://t.co/9YlLCyJzpLNala does a better job https://t.co/5UOUc0H7bi https://t.co/upm13v4dU6This really would be an end to social distancing https://t.co/PsEYBMuLyuhttps://t.co/vMbXMYRmfK @prairielaura Something like this https://t.co/MzVLnzhhoohttps://t.co/RoCC08cLIYThe Ancien Regime is on Twitter https://t.co/QSlGCq4LqTA detail from Music: A Subversive History by Ted Gioia (2019) https://t.co/715NkLUrnyhttps://t.co/9Znag8b0oo @samirguglani Yes, one of the passages I like most in the poemht @londonmikmaq https://t.co/CI2bxcKd7i @londonmikmaq I see it's a woman, not a man - not that the difference really matters https://t.co/bScfmqonFeThe return of the great British summer https://t.co/bScfmqonFe https://t.co/GViye4N0E7 @londonmikmaq All these pictures are good, but that first one (man sunbathing in front of bulldozer) is particularly good“a cabinet of fools led by a hollow narcissist who is nothing without his svengali.” https://t.co/lWSHRZQe6z
5/30
2020
“intensive surveillance, large-scale screening, effective contact tracing, isolation of cases, quarantine for inter… https://t.co/z7SqiV4DJPEvening roses. Swifts high above https://t.co/z2NygpUYqoNow I know what I'm going to buy when this lockdown is over https://t.co/f4ayhfLtfrLast night, a minor variation in the order of the steps in which I put up my old tent in the garden made the task s… https://t.co/Daln18QWeJI wrote one paragraph today, 76 words long, that I actually thought might be OK, at least as a working draft, as a… https://t.co/D5zRs60iST @ITattum @RIMooreHistory Amazing Giles, how sweet the sound, that wrote a column like thee. Thou once wast blind, b… https://t.co/6NAZZs1ZlM"[Many] people would die sooner than think—in fact, they do so." Bertrand Russell https://t.co/4pRDaY9xBB https://t.co/b5yKC38zmcSocially distanced synchronised bat actions https://t.co/sNxkuhzn9dGilead https://t.co/y5tf92pUJw"There are good reasons to think the impacts of a net zero transition will be net positive & that gains in terms of… https://t.co/UbTMNPq3mShttps://t.co/3d7FVjGxKPhttps://t.co/03znRFfSHL https://t.co/GAizNZSUZ3"A good circus, she wrote, was a sublimely existential thing, a golden present moment, even a crisis that tipped in… https://t.co/NmBXCwI7yYWe're really going to miss Gifford's circus this year. An annual visit was one of the most joyful high points of o… https://t.co/MSkMcl8x4ghttps://t.co/lbAgsMGFO8 https://t.co/6DIhGeVqk3https://t.co/KyXsvl7iTYA chance reference to the Discoed yew takes me back to the ancient ones on Creden hill above Thomas Traherne's old… https://t.co/ev5CghEp8d“It’s hard to assess the cumulative effect of all those missed rituals, all those cancelled joys, and the voids whe… https://t.co/jLnzNMeF8i
5/29
2020
Tragic descent of The Spectator into hard left tub-thumping. Still has good book pages, though 🙃 https://t.co/ZuKIKr8PJK...Second, it belittled staff and patients who have risen to complex logistic, clinical and personal challenges whi… https://t.co/dJAxHqUjsS“Johnson’s darkest hour, his decision to...prioritise Cummings over the pandemic response, had at least three immed… https://t.co/dUr3QbEMGG @matthewcobb I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked or surprised, but I am. The more fool meOur Iranian lockdown https://t.co/Sg1HbFpRpy“Three things he has come to understand. Human beings are capable of breathtaking dignity. Human beings are capable… https://t.co/IwTAAGyyYM“Something has been proven...something profound in the communal psychology about where we place our true reliance..… https://t.co/Z1DmnXEdYO @PCairnsPhoto @CairngormsCo Beautiful, and very moving"...He prayeth well, who loveth well Both man and bird and beast..." Alan Bennett, Angela Cockayne and Richard Hol… https://t.co/VU3Jut5rI4At least a million Bengalis were dying. The Company reported “notwithstanding the great severity of the late famine… https://t.co/evQrix3Mq5 @RedRiverCroft That's nothing. My daughter snapped me here a few days ago https://t.co/Z6oQaWptEi @edwest @stephenkb Something about standing by, and supporting, those whose values we share? @philipwhale Thanks. Excellent matching yellow choice!Let’s be very clear: Trump is bullying social media companies to spread his lies, hate and conspiracies to win the… https://t.co/EOaoOpJBRZ
Retweeted by Caspar HendersonThe civil war will be aloha-ized https://t.co/nFgA8iO6HPBrings to mind Les Murray's Mollusc: "...by coming uncut over a razor’s edge, by hiding the Oligocene underleaf ma… https://t.co/kkX4xpcNCt @civiltalker Hi Michelle, I'm writing for the general reader about transition to zero carbon. Myles Allen suggested… https://t.co/yZIXqE1o5H"My garden’s boundaries are the horizon," wrote Derek Jarman at Prospect Cottage. That's not the case here, but one… https://t.co/gSaBD4TZW1Whatever else is the case, 'lethal control' is an oddly distanced euphemism for 'kill.' https://t.co/WDmaXGH1t4World-beating https://t.co/qJWygBvpsH @Arethusa99 Agreed
5/28
2020
“As though life was first and foremost about waiting and its meaning found in the gaps or in an abstract future tha… https://t.co/1SyJSqaEmpOakland: Zen town https://t.co/HvDfUEcWWc"A lie has no power whatsoever by its mere utterance. Its power emerges when someone else agrees to believe the lie… https://t.co/RVkH2gGBMU @mjohnharrison I’m glad to have the nudge to read it! @mjohnharrison No worries. DA seems to have deleted his account. Pity @MathewJLyons @NewHumanist "Phenomenological ornithology" is good! @mjohnharrison Not me but Darran Anderson!🙂 @josiegz Lovely piece Josie! It's been a real sadness for me that I can almost never persuade my 13 year old to com… https://t.co/9RgNpQRzzkWow https://t.co/88BrCMVAOXDear men, what is preventing you from looking like this https://t.co/WKbFhTbeBbAlso/or, as Hume observed, "tis a common observation, that the mind has a great propensity to spread itself on external objects""The mind is like a rainbow. The rainbow is outside of our body, but it is a piece of our mind"I try to keep an open mind (!) on panpsychism. As I noted in ANMOW, it may be that Riccardo Manzotti has a helpful… https://t.co/uZbEOTSZvA
5/27
2020

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