The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Transitioning away from paid work can be a profound adjustment to make, particularly if, for whatever reason, you haven’t been able to prepare for it.  This piece about the idea of test driving retirement therefore sounded like an interesting approach to dealing with that.  [7 min read]

With thousands of students heading off or back to their universities at this time of year, no doubt all of them are hoping for a better experience than last year.  This is probably not the best way to start then  😂  [1 min read]

As we get older many of us give some thought to the idea of ‘dying tidily’, particularly as the timing, like that of many things, can be hard to predict.  The author of this article runs a class for people for whom that prediction is easier to help them address the associated issues.  His mention of attendees saying that cemeteries didn’t mean much to them reminded me of a friend who died a couple of years ago.  He chose to have his ashes distributed over Salisbury Plain by a field gun, which is probably a fairly uncommon manifestation of this.  CDs and Cemeteries  [3 min read]

It won’t come as a surprise to many that some of the attendees at multi-day music events might dabble in recreational pharmaceuticals or that they occasionally avoid the provided toilet facilities but the result is an environmental impact on the surrounding land and watercourses.  [2 min read]

The last time we had a fuel shortage I was grateful for having acquired a couple of the type of fuel can that got the Wehrmacht almost to Moscow in 1941 but clearly some people are more willing to improvise with substitutes.  Good thing plastic isn’t dissolved by petrol.  Oh, wait….  🙄 [0:42 video]

We hope you have a good weekend.

Charles and Rob