Jonathan Scott Church
The Scavenger's Way
After years of methodically combing the country, even the most distinct of landscapes had become interchangeable. Simon had stopped noticing variations, the ups and downs of the roads, changes to the horizon, to the shades of earth beneath his feet, grassy plain or rocky terrain. Everything was too similarly ravaged to be distinguishable, and so he kept his head down, only discerning changes around him when it was necessary to find his way. These trips were not a joyride or scenic tour anyway. It was strictly business. Not that he preferred to be anywhere else. He was ill-suited for any sort of city life, and stuck out like a sore thumb walking among the button-down, well-groomed urbanites. They would stare at him in his patchwork jumper, scoff at the frayed scraps of fabric that he’d used to repair it, and turn up their noses at the bits and pieces of wasteland artifacts tied to his belt. City folks, safe in their walled-off, temperature controlled, artificial habitats didn’t understand the need for functional clothing. They wouldn't appreciate the amount of design that went into the suit either, the amount of effort it took to find the right kind of zippers, and durable, waterproof materials that could be both breathable and warm.
Blogging For A Plant-Based Future
I was a late and unlikely convert to foodism. Having grown up on Kraft Dinner, and fish sticks, canned pasta and other microwave quick fixes, I viewed food and eating as inherently utilitarian, something that one did purely out of need. Which is not to say I didn’t enjoy eating, but a nuanced appreciation of good food, quality ingredients and the significance of communal meals, were not a part of my culinary perspective. It took a drastic dietary shift for me to finally dig deeper and explore cooking and food culture.
A Gemini's Tale
Brace yourself Gemini. With Mercury's unsteady trajectory, and the ensuing planetary bump with a moody Neptune, you can expect to feel some emotional turbulence in the coming weeks. Maintaining a cool head and calm heart, will help you navigate these astrological curveballs. Fear not though - it’s not all bad news! Adaptability is one of your sign’s strengths and while life’s various bumps may upend your carefully laid plans, remember that difficult and frustrating changes often end up blossoming into truly positive shifts. Do not cling to stale aspirations and be open to embrace new and unexpected opportunities. Only then will you experience true momentum.