I borrowed a copy of Rachel Maddow's 2019 book, Blowout, over the winter holidays and got through it in a fortnight. Here are a few of my thoughts on this exposé of a few major actors in the oil and gas industry:
We hop into the car late on Friday evening. A dog, five humans, lots of bags. Another human and two dogs will be joining us the next day up north. We drive through a night punctuated by blurred yellow lights as we get further north, the radio set to the rock station I listened to in high school.
In my first post about Stardew Valley, I wrote about the romanticization of agriculture and rural life, dumpster diving, as well as what kind of gameplay the game encourages in its players. In this post I'll expand on some of that, as well as explore the game's treatment of labour and the land.