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2019 August 24 Saturday


2019 August 24 Saturday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

60° overnight made for great sleeping weather with the door open. 62° at daybreak. 73 at midday. 104 more words

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Weighted (21)

I sweep the courtyard in the morning heat. It is covered with seed casings and feathers and the odd dried bougainvillea blossom. I am sick of the mess. 368 more words


August warmth [Poem]

The deep blue mirror of the water
soothes the mental anxiety of the day’s sorrows,
softly no wind is breeze while lifting
the fresh still green lost leaves near the lake. 126 more words


Which countries dominate the world’s dinner tables?

The article in the Economist states:

“THE DESTINY of nations,” wrote Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, an 18th-century French gastronome, “depends on how they nourish themselves.” Today a nation’s stature depends on how well it nourishes the rest of the world, too.

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In Men, It’s Parkinson’s. In Women, It’s Hysteria.

David Armstrong reports in ProPublica:

Once it was called “hysterical” movement disorder, or simply “hysteria.” Later it was labeled “psychogenic.” Now it’s a “functional disorder.”

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Six-minute lithium battery recharge for phones and cars on way

Amazing. Mike Scialom writes in Cambridge Independent:

Echion Technologies, the Sawston-based battery specialist spun out of Cambridge University, is preparing to commercialise technology which has been trialled to allow charging times for both mobiles and electric cars to drop to six minutes.

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