People from all over the world are sending emails to Melbourne’s trees

Melbourne gave 70,000 trees email addresses so people could report on their condition. But instead people are writing love letters, existential queries and sometimes just bad puns.

This is just lovely. My favourite line is “Hope it all goes well with the photosynthesis”.


Peter Sagal – The Case Against Running With Headphones

I have a friend who wears headphones on long solo runs because, he says, “I can’t spend that much time alone in my head.” I disagree. He can, and he should. Spending that much time inside one’s head, along with the voices and the bats hanging from the various dendrites and neurons, is one of the best things about running, or at least one of the most therapeutic. Your brain is like a duvet cover: Every once in a while, it needs to be aired out.

As someone who can’t do basic household chores like washing dishes or folding laundry without a pair of headphones, this cut me deep.