Resources

Books

Masculinity

Joseph Gelfer: The Masculinity Conspiracy (A book about masculinity.)

The Masculinity Conspiracy is a book about masculinity. It argues that nearly every assumption about masculinity in contemporary society is wrong. The result is nothing short of exposing a worldwide conspiracy that has been preventing humanity from reaching its fullest potential.


Robert Augustus Masters: To Be a Man (A Guide to True Masculine Power)

The classic handbook for men.Every man should read it as autibiography, every woman should read it as revelation, and our culture should embrace it as a healing balm.


Spirituality

Yogananda: Autobiography of a Yogi (The Story of a Yogi)

A fascinating must-read, even if you take it with a pinch of salt. The background story of a famous Yogi.


Patanjali: Yoga Sutras (A Guide to Yoga)

An old and complex guid to yoga and meditation, which does not look at yoga as we know it today


Sites

Digital Garden

Site: Maggie Appleton

A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden

By: Maggie Appleton

Back in April of 2020 MA put up a long twitter thread on the emerging trend of Digital Gardening. It gathered a little buzz, and made clear we're in a moment where there is something culturally compelling about this concept.


Site: Joel Hooks

My blog is a digital garden, not a blog

By: Joel Hooks

The phrase 'digital garden' is a metaphor for thinking about writing and creating that focuses less on the resulting 'showpiece' and more on the process, care, and craft it takes to get there.


Site: Stacking the Bricks

How the Blog Broke the Web

By: Amy Hoy

Movable Type was designed by bloggers who wrote new diary entries every single day. The form followed that function slavishly. Far from helping to organize or manage free-form content, the format was rigid: title, category, entry. And aside from the single entry itself, you had just four choices for page type: daily (chrono), weekly (chrono), monthly (chrono), and the surprise wildcard, category.


Site: Tom Critchlow

Building a digital garden

By: Tom Critchlow

Creative research is all about collecting the dots. It’s more common to think of “connecting the dots” but the truth is that you can’t connect the dots you can’t see. And we can only hold a tiny number of things in our brains at once. So a space for collecting (and organizing) the dots is a crucial foundation for thinking, creativity and more.


Site: Ness Labs

How to set up your own digital garden

By: Anne-Laure Le Cunff

A digital garden is an online space at the intersection of a notebook and a blog, where digital gardeners share seeds of thoughts to be cultivated in public. Contrary to a blog, where articles and essays have a publication date and start decaying as soon as they are published, a digital garden is evergreen: digital gardeners keep on editing and refining their notes.