- stepped away from the madness to enjoy a bit of tree time http://t.co/LkeuwHEvn0 returned to find the world a bit different. 13 hours ago
- @jamescmedia ...most random, ugly way possible. and to destroy any element of interaction & community that existed before in favour of ads 13 hours ago
- @jamescmedia yeah not good. it's a shame they've felt like the best way to encourage people to use it, is to display their images in the... 13 hours ago
- not saying this is my opinion on @flickr's redesign but so far i've found it disappointing & the atmosphere different http://t.co/VTVPSDWDNA 13 hours ago
- 7 years since i saw jandek at the cube in bristol. if you have time you should watch this http://t.co/P6D89DGkX6 & be confused 4 days ago
- a tree I lathed today http://t.co/noT4ph3DqD 5 days ago
- @Jackaphant in theory i am going to go nuts, in practice i will probably nod in appreciation. i may even tap my foot like a proper adult. 6 days ago
- can't wait to see @HonourYourPain going ballistic at the cask @Scarborough_UK tonight https://t.co/R6SJ3MWPWS @YorksCoastGigs 6 days ago
- am i still here? http://t.co/r9chtAEa5a by anthony doerr @Orion_Magazine 1 week ago
- @JAScarb same. almost universal anger towards them on twitter too. 1 week ago
Category Archives: writers
i’ve never read a more affecting book than jay griffiths’ wild: an elemental journey. it is the one book i would save from a house fire, and if i had time, i’d save her other books too. the greatest books i’ve ever read have somehow involved an element of luck or intuition (and judging a book by it’s cover). wild was the biggest book on scarborough library’s shelf 6 years ago when i read it. bold, sans-serif WILD emanating from the spine; i didn’t even read the description.
there are many more of these interviews with various authors on resist network’s website, these are just four by jay that i liked.
between the chapters of government grievances, anti-tourism and ‘synthetic prisons’ abbey writes of his summers as park ranger in the deserts of utah. dry, desolate and unforgiving, the desert as abbey describes it is the opposite. a place to be respected and learned from, protected from the tyranny of the national parks association, abbey explores the wilderness with confidence and excitement. at times abbey rants in the way you can only do with age, and those are my least favourite aspects of this book, though i mostly agree. the rest is diary, guidebook, anecdotes and observations of one of the least explored parts of the usa.
abbey does not fear the wilderness, but embraces it’s ability to instill fear as one of it’s most endearing qualities.