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Photographer George Forss
Alex Vadukul has a wonderful article in the New York Times about photographer George Forss [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/02/nyregion/george-forss-dead.html?action=click&module=In%20Other%20News&pgtype=Homepage] . The photos are fantastic, but it's the story about one person's way through this world that I
What goes up...
Quick post. If you've had more than enough of COVID, just skip this one. I'm fascinated by the very consistent rises and falls of this lousy virus. During every surge, just as people are warning that things are going off the rails, the case numbers fall. Scientists are still trying
Trying hard to improve my optimism skills
I used to have a Black and Decker portable battery charger. The one time I needed it, it didn't do anything. I'm not all that handy, so in that instance, we'll allow for a 10% chance of user error. Pretty sure it was the charger, not me. Last year my
New York Times article on Alzheimer's
My audience of 10 blog isn't going to amplify a New York Times article, but on the theory that every little bit might help...this article seemed worth sharing [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/health/alzheimers-clinical-trials.html?action=click&module=Science%20%20Technology&pgtype=Homepage] . > They Have Alzheimer’
Tufekci's look at what we knew when in COVID fight
How's your COVID bandwidth? Zeynep Tufekci has an amazing e [https://zeynep.substack.com/p/the-gaslighting-of-science?r=8r0u&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy] ssay examining the early timeline of our COVID knowledge. Hmm, poorly worded. I've had too much coffee and not enough breakfast. Tufekci shows
Shoulda been a tweet: Samosas
I love a good samosa. Café Argento usually has a batch ready to heat up. Zainab Shaw has a great article about samosas, Pakistan, and hospitality in the New York Times [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/dining/samosas-recipe.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage] . I may
Photojournalism: Lindsey Wasson does it again
Photojournalist Lindsey Wasson took an awesome photo of a reunion. > Yoshia Uomoto, 98, reacts as her son and niece surprise her with their first in-person visit in a year after visitation restrictions were lifted at Nikkei Manor, an assisted living facility primarily serving Japanese-American seniors, in Seattle. 📸 Lindsey Wasson/Reuters
Shoulda been a tweet: Uni pasta?
If you like reading about food, I think you'll enjoy Iman Stevenson's article [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/t-magazine/zac-posen-uni-pasta-recipe.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage] about Zac Posen and his uni spaghetti. It's a fun, well-written article. I didn't know anything about Zac Posen or uni.
The power of letters
After this post I will refrain from linking to anything for a week. There's a great article in the New York Times about pen pals during the Vietnam War [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/20/us/joan-hunter-77-letters-vietnam-war.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage] .
Environmental Optimism and Tasmanian tigers
I apologize for always linking to New York Times articles. I know that the New York Times has a pay wall. I think they offer a certain number of articles free per month, and I keep meaning to see if having a subscription allows one to email full articles. If
There's an excellent article by Christopher Flavelle in the New York Times [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/14/climate/outer-banks-tax-climate-change.html] about climate change and the difficult decisions facing residents of the Outer Banks. Erin Schaff's accompanying photography and videos are fantastic. Climate change is one of those macro
Governor Inslee, please expand vaccinations to restaurant workers
I'm not an expert (on anything), but it sure seems like Washington state has done a lot more right than it has wrong in the pandemic. It's not perfect, though. Governor Inslee, please add restaurant workers to the list of people eligible for vaccinations. The restaurant industry has been crushed
Shoulda been a Tweet: Vaxx policy
Start a blog, offer up your opinion on anything and everything. That's why you have a blog! I try to acknowledge that I don't know much about anything. I'm only an expert in the field of procrastination. I have a lot of minors in the diverse fields of that's a
Shoulda been a tweet: Mudede on re-opening, by way of Eno
I mentioned the other day that it was nice but also weird and worrying to see Capitol Hill indoor spaces busy with people. I'm worried that we're opening the door for these seemingly more aggressive mutations or variants. But without the necessary support for businesses and workers, you can't expect
Shoulda been a tweet: Great photo essay in NYT
Stephen Hiltner has an excellent photo essay in the New York Times [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/travel/a-long-lonesome-look-at-america.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage] . I worry about posting links to paywall sites. If you can't read it but would like to, let me know. Maybe
Shoulda been a tweet: What's missing?
I renewed my subscription at the New York Times. I have mixed feelings about that. I cancelled my subscription for a reason, but as with so many things in 2020, my reasons for doing so are a bit of a blur. I think it was mainly because of the opinion