“The Spectrum Generation” by Carolina De Robertis

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I needed a break from work on Monday, and pulled the pile of “stuff to process” that has been sitting on the corner of my desk just a bit too long. There are no time-sensitive documents or essential tasks in this pile; rather, it’s the accumulation of things I’ve read or seen that I want […]

Coffee, Conservation, and Contributions—Caffeination is a Virtue!

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For years, we’ve had the amazing Death Wish coffees, both at home and the office. Because some days, you need 708 milligrams of caffeine per 12 ounce cup (the average coffee has between 105 – 405 milligrams per 12 ounce cup), and making an offering to the gods with Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend feels right. […]

We Do What We Can – Jon Boden

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One of my favorite English musicians is Jon Boden, who creates modern versions of classic folk songs with John Spiers as “Spiers & Boden“, with a large group of musicians as “Bellowhead“, and also releases solo works. I was driving home last night as the sun was going down, and his song “We Do What […]

Poem: The Hearth—Henry van Dyke

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The Hearth —Henry van Dyke When the logs are burning free, Then the fire is full of glee: When each heart gives out its best, Then the talk is full of zest: Light your fire and never fear, Life was made for love and cheer. [Image description: A table with a basket of bread, a […]

What a Wonderful Morning!

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Today, I woke up in a country that is led by people who understand that science is good and fascism is bad. What a wonderful morning! [Image description: A double rainbow against a blue sky, over green field with trees at the back.]

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