The Exquisite Adonis Blue

The Adonis Blue, loveliest of all the blue butterflies and rivalled only, perhaps, by the White Admiral as a thing of delicate wonder in flight, lending its  grace to the beauty of the chalk uplands of southern England. This is the butterfly of our joyous childhood excursions to Hod Hill, where, I hope, it will continue to flourish long after the footprints of rapacious men fade from view. LJ 

 

The De-Population Bomb | Hoover Institution The De-Population Bomb

In 1970, Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich published a famous book, The Population Bomb, in which he described a disastrous future for humanity: “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death.” That prediction turned out to be very wrong, and in this interview Nicholas Eberstadt tells how we are in fact heading toward the opposite problem: not enough people. 
— Read on www.hoover.org/research/de-population-bomb

Is ‘quiet quitting’ a good idea? Here’s what workplace experts say

While the term is new, the concept isn’t. One workplace expert said that there have always been employees who react to burnout by “doing the bare minimum.” 
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2022/08/30/is-quiet-quitting-a-good-idea-heres-what-workplace-experts-say.html

At first glance, this looks like the death of selfless vocational commitment to me, not altogether unsurprising in this myopic age of solipsistic folly. LJ