Dingoes came to Australia 5,000 years ago, driving indigenous predators to extinction. Huge fences keep them away from livestock, but the ecosystems on either side of the fence have changed in unexpected ways, affecting vegetation, foxes, kangaroos, marsupials and reptiles.

I’m quite fond of this distinction by Ethan Hein:

  • Realist recording: the sound of humans playing live in the same location at the same time.
  • Hyperrealist: like reality, but better.
  • Surrealist: music that can’t be played live in real time.

The Beatles’ career spanned the lot.

To add to my ongoing Russian books theme, I’m reading Yevgeny Zamyatin’s 1921 dystopian novel We and it sure is a lot easier going after a glass or two of wine. 📚

Whenever I go into the kitchen to do something quick—let the dog out into the garden, make a cup of tea, empty the dishwasher—I open this book onto a random page and read for a few minutes. While not a recipe book per se, it’s by far my favourite book about food. 📚