1. This was an interesting take–I’m vegetarian for animal welfare reasons, I try not to buy from companies with terrible labor practices, I avoid “fast fashion, etc. and I still worry about my choices (I mean, less so now that I’m working on managing my anxiety, but still). Having someone assert that “It’s impossible to lead a totally ethical life—but it’s fun to try” was a little freeing.

2. RIP, poet W.S. Merwin.

3. Via Kottke, every type of “hello” you’ll get on a hiking trail.