Second Nature by Michael Pollan is a book about the relationship between humanity and nature. Specifically, how people view the landscape and how their ideas create the interactions they have with the world. It is really a series of essays, loosely arranged by season. Pollan explains what he thinks having "a green thumb" really means, the class war of the roses, how the American front lawn is a weird mix of democracy and uniformity. It isn't a bad book, nor is it the best I've read by Pollan. i give it a 4.
So. Weekly Geeks, we're going into the confessional this week.
What's your non-reading guilty pleasure?
Lip balm/gloss/moisturizer! Not lipstick but perhaps slightly colored gloss. I don't wear makeup very often but i rarely leave the house without a stick or little tin in my pocket. I like several the Burt's Bees makes, like the Pomegranate Replenishing Lip Balm or the Medicated Lip Balm with Clove! Most recently i've picked up a few local and organic ones that are fabulous! And this stuff is relatively cheap. I mean, a $4 lip gloss isn't going to break my bank. so it is a way to splurge a bit while getting something i will use. living in TN makes my hands and lips dry and the fact i chew my nails and talk the whole time at work doesn't help!