Check out my latest interview with Jeremy Nell on TNT Radio! Todd Hayen and Jerm Warfare with Jeremy Nell on TNT Radio, June 20, 2023Shrew Views is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
I love these interviews with Todd and Jerm. Fun, informative, profound.
we have a fire ban up in Gravenhurst... last weekend we were up at our trailer in our little slice of heaven east of Gravenhurst and I had to kneel down on the ground to untangle our dog's lead.... my knees were soaked in seconds. There is no extreme dryness requireing a fire ban
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It's always a joy to me to listen to you and Jerm. It expands me.
I think that one of the barriers to simplifying our lives is that we have been entrained to conflate “simple" with "easy". We tend to think that simplicity equals pushing a button which will circumvent the need for further effort on our part. Simple solutions to the problems in human lives are often actually quite difficult to implement — requiring courage, curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, intuition, experimentation, and often failure before success is to be had. All extremely “simple” but not at all “easy”.
Wild animals live very simple lives. But they do not have much EASE in finding food, mating, rearing young, staying safe, staying alive. They do, however, have the gift of simple enjoyment in being alive, eating, having offspring, finding warmth in the sun and coolness in the shade. Yet it all requires effort. Every animal loves to be lazy and be ‘at ease’! But laziness is, in fact, a luxury, and not a sustainable lifestyle.
P.S. I am loath to note how the word 'sustainable' has been weaponized. But it's a good word at root.
I am listening at work. A simple life is a good life.
Even explaining the simplicity of life becomes a complex conversation :)
i like the discussions. TNT radio is kinda strange though. weird war mongers, china haters, trump worshipers. the advertisers are concerning as well. especially 'the ad council'. now there's a who's who of manipulators.......