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If a Tree Falls in a National Park …

On the one hand, the delay is inexplicable. For the last nine years, indigenous and conservation organizations have pressured the Peruvian government to create a new national park in the wild reaches of the Sierra del Divisor, in Peru’s far eastern rainforest. 1,624 more words

Leeds Castle Interiors

A castle has been on this site, in Kent,  since 1119 and has been used by a number of royalty including Edward I and Henry VIII.  167 more words


The Commodore reopens October 27th after 30 years!

A former haunt of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, The Commodore will be reopening on October 27th for the first time in 30 years. Plans include a focus on local spirits and a dinner menu based on menus from the 1920s and 30s.

The space looks amazing!

St. Paul

How X-Rays Demystified a 2,500 Year Old Battle Wound

Dr. Helise Coopersmith, a musculoskeletal and body imaging radiologist for the the North Shore-LIJ Health System, recently used her x-ray table to look at a 2,500-year-old bone and a piece of an ancient arrow. 330 more words


Read This BBC Magazine Article on Eleanor Roosevelt

An amazing (if brief) piece of journalism.

I’m ashamed that I know so little about our former First Lady, who seems to have been at the fore of all manners of progressive politics. 55 more words


of castles and ancient ruins

“First time in Ireland?” asked the friendly immigration official as D presented his passport, “Well, you’re in luck. It should rain hard for the next four or five days.” So much for auspicious beginnings. 1,054 more words