I’m seeing red this morning: the new policy “Updating Oil and Gas Leasing Reform” reads: “Purpose: This Instruction Memorandum (IM) sets out the policy of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to simplify and streamline the leasing process to alleviate unnecessary impediments and burdens, to expedite the offering of lands for lease, and to ensure quarterly oil and gas lease sales are consistently held in accordance with...” all sorts of mineral acts and such.
Peter Heller was at Tattered Cover tonight, talking about writing, outdoor adventures, Hemingway, musical language, and his new book, Celine. Advice on method from Paonia writer Paolo Bacigalupia: “Your job is just to make sure it doesn’t suck.” Heller describing the people of the islands of Maine: “Up there, reticence is the state bird.” Very charismatic and entertaining man, great writer, and a great evening!
This book is perfect in every way, and my first thought upon finishing it this morning was this: Lab Girl was published in 2016 and I’ve only just read it. There are countless perfect books out there that I still haven’t read, from last year and from decades past—some are sitting on my “to read” shelves, but most I don’t know exist. And then there are the perfect books I’ve read but want to read again. It’s a race I’ll never win: trying to get to all these books before my time runs out. Which is incredibly frustrating and amazing at the same time. Puts chores like cleaning the house and doing taxes in some sort of perspective, I think.
Solitary time on a trail with this view is totally worth the cost of a babysitter.
sidenote: while pleasantly surprised at the growing strength of my legs during the trail run, I was just a bit horrified at the weakness of my pelvic floor. Having babies sure does a number on your innards. Any mommas have suggestions on how to remedy this? #motherhood#24_7kegels#pushupsarenottheonlythingineedtoaddtomyroutine