I subscribe to a few newsletters and substacks. But I also keep track of other sites, blogs and online magazines I like to read with the Bear App. When I come across a new site that I like, I paste the link into the app. Then, once a week(ish) I click through the list and always have good reading material. If the list gets too long then some get edited out. Within the app, you can add hashtags for easier sorting and searching, and it’s easy to paste in images if you like. Which I do. Between those two systems, plus things I’ve saved into Instapaper, I’m rarely (not never) tempted into doomscrolling.
Some good things from June
A reader-curated list of books that make you feel hopeful. What an incredible resource, if maybe you’re looking to fill up your summer book basket.
In Her Studio is always beautiful and inspiring. The physical magazine is lovely and relaxing to take on vacation. This month there’s a free sneak peek into a few of the articles from the print magazine. For those of you like me who dream of their own studio spaces, love watercolours and are inspired by being outdoors.
A highly applicable road sign.
And finally, this recipe from BudgetBytes. A version of this was a summer staple at our table when I was a kid, and I still make it now. And it’s so much better with fresh dill from the back deck container garden.
Stationery in the Photo
P.S. What I’m listening to as I write. I recently subscribed to this substack which provides daily ambient playlists to work by. It’s a nice change from the noise generator app I also use to help me stay focused.