Biology They mapped the entire genome of the platypus and it's awesome. Here is the original article from Nature. Here is a plain-English explanation of what they found. (We are studying genetics in our homeschool this year, so I have been on the lookout for news articles about genetics and genetic engineering. One of the … Continue reading Some interesting science and technology links
SkylarkHave you anything to say to meWon't you tell me where my love can beIs there a meadow in the mistWhere someone's waiting to be kissedSkylarkHave you seen a valley green with springWhere my heart can go a-journeyingOver the shadows and the rainTo a blossom covered laneAnd in your lonely flightHaven't you heard the music … Continue reading J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island (Florida Nature Walks)
Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore We decided to begin the new year by exploring some … Continue reading Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve (Florida Nature Walks)
Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words.William Faulkner, Mosquitoes Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We are dancing animals.How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something. We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different. Kurt Vonnegut, A … Continue reading Joie de vivre
So I finally checked all the messages I receive from this blog, and found a litany of "Are you okay? We haven't heard anything from you in several weeks." I am so thankful for each and every one of you regular readers of my crazy dispatches. We have been busy with moving across the state … Continue reading Checking in
I had this idea to use vintage travel prints from around Florida as decor in our new mid-century modern house in South Florida (assuming everything works out, fingers crossed). In the process at looking at those, I found this picture of Palm Beach from 1905. How cool is this?
https://www.youtube.com/embed/l1IoqsFuNec?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Yes, I think we all have a list of reasons to hate this year, but I’m trying to be positive, look for the rainbow and the silver lining and count my blessings. Lots of time at home. For some that is not a good thing, but for others, it was a nice change from … Continue reading Good Things about 2020 ? — Blue Skies and Green Pastures
Well, assuming everything checks out, we seem to have bought a new house in South Florida. We had not had the opportunity to see this house when we were last in Ft. Myers because it was under contract. But that sale fell through, and we saw it back on the market. Yesterday we spent ten … Continue reading We finally found a new home (maybe, hopefully)