Thoughts on Gardening (eventually)

Used with permission from the National Archives.

My General Theory of Reading relies on the masses to sort out the literature with true staying power, so I don’t end up wasting my time reading hot garbage. This means that usually my reading is a few decades or centuries behind. I only want the stuff that has passed through the Great Filter of Time! Why read from the 2022 NYT Bestsellers List when the most meaningful writing will be whittled down even further over the coming…