And so we end our first week of Greenfriar. What happened? It’s hard to remember, because your editor hasn’t slept much since … when was I still working for my friends at Gawker? That could not possibly have been just a week ago today. But, it was, and here we are with a quick list of highlights from The Greenfriar Week That Was.
- Greenfriar got a very nice welcome from so many of you good people on the Twitter and the Facebook and in the Media. Thanks to Capital New York, the Columbia Journalism Review, The Awl, Newsweek, Random House (Canada), Jim Romenesko, and LA Observed for noting our launch!
- Elizabeth Lopatto went looking for whales, and found elk and horny elephant seals instead. That’s how it happens at Point Reyes National Seashore!
- Chris Clarke established the Mojave Desert Metric of having enough personal space. It involves public urination.
- Scott Ross installed a bunch of egg-laying hens in his Brooklyn backyard, and even if you know the eggs come from the chicken’s butt, you may not know the saddest part of the generally joyful life of a chicken-keeper.
- Sarah Hillenbrand told the delightful tale of “Oakland’s first hipster,” a nature-loving bearded poet who founded Oakland’s most charming park in the hills.
- Our own Matt Langer makes a celebratory exploration of Sam’s Point Preserve, a magical place that’s just 100 miles north of Manhattan … if you’re in New York City, why not go to Sam’s Point tomorrow?
- And your Greenfriar editor posted some words about what Greenfriar is and what it’s trying to do, along with tales of mountain cabins, walking sticks and saltwater sea weasels.
Get outside and enjoy this almost-spring weekend, comrades! Fill your eyes with beauty and your belly with wine, or whatever you like, don’t follow any advice too closely. We’ll see you Monday morning, with the stuff you need to get through the week. Thanks very much for visiting. Please do make yourself at home, make yourself comfortable. Any thoughts, ideas, critiques, story and art pitches, advertising inquiries, get-rich-quick schemes and dirty sexts are always welcome. Leave ’em in the Facebook comments below, post ’em on Twitter, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org—next week, we’ll debut our weekly letters section!
All right, time to turn off the computer.