Irony. He has it. Without knowing it.

The Week used this quote deliberately, surely (Donald Trump sets his sights on tougher libel laws):

Donald Trump has said he wants to strengthen libel laws, after a controversial book detailed the inner workings of his White House.

If libel laws were stronger, he said, “you wouldn’t have things like that happen where you can say whatever comes into your head”.

Does this mean that at some point in the future, he will question the authenticity of his verified Twitter account? And he will do it via Twitter?

Can you reconcile minimalism and being environmentally conscious?

I was struck by a thread I read on Facebook group on minimalism regarding disposable tableware. There was a shameful amount of people who said they cared more about being ‘minimal’ than the amount of waste they produce.

Newsflash: living simply is not about living wastefully. Choosing to buy single-use over reusable says more about how obsessed you are with your image, rather than actually only possessing what you need for a comfortable life, because you clearly need plates, bowls, cups, and cutlery — otherwise you wouldn’t be buying disposable versions, would you?

You know what’s another word for minimalism? Frugality. People set themselves these ridiculous rules for being minimalist, when it’s really just another way to spend money and being mistakenly virtuous about it.

Admit it. Being a minimalist in today’s world is the new conspicuous consumption, because with easy credit the plebs can buy loads of shit, too.

Here’s where I could get really preachy

I got to sit down and watch a bit of What the Health while nursing Eliza down for a short nap this afternoon. Here are some thoughts from other people over the claims made in the documentary.

I had a lot more to say about this and our mostly plant-based, real food diet at home, but it’s too preachy, and I hate being preached at (ask my born-again mum). It’s like there’s a Church of Vegan and while I regularly attend, I don’t want to say too much about it because evangelical vegans really annoy me.

Just eat real food, mostly plants. Your gut will thank you.

What shall we eat

A recent conversation with a friend has been centred around food and meals, as she has realised that her daughter has a number of food allergies. Having dealt with this already with Eliza (they do not have the same allergies), and with our push to maximise plant-based whole food at home, I was telling her as much as I could remember about diet and plant-based sources of protein, calcium, etc.

And I then realised, Hey, I actually know a lot about food. Not I-can-answer-questions-on-Mastermind knowledge, but it’s a buttload more than before, when my only interest was how it tasted.