scrimshank: Word of the Day from Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2017/11/16 Really, really hope my bosses and coworkers don’t think this of me. I do my best. I know it’s not good enough. Gotten older, fatter, slower (mentally and physically). Never was smart enough for this job. If they do think such of me, they’ve never said so directly. I tend to take some ‘looks’ and strained conversations as hints. I won’t quit. They should fire me, if they think/feel thia way….
‘rite of passage’: definition from Dictionary.com: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/rite+of+passage L1A – Speak Freely: “Can We Stop Hazing?” http://npr.org/55e0ed2973b82 THIS AMERICAN LIFE: “Notes on Camp”: https://m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/109/notes-on-camp Basic Combat Training – Week: 06 Camaraderie (ArmyStudyGuide.com): http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/Prep_For_Basic_Training/Prep_for_basic_timeline/basic-combat-training-wee-4.shtml Never been “hazed”; I’m not part of a fraternity. Never had the “summer camp experience” either, it sounds more developmentally positive than fraterity having, tho. There was no need for deliberately sadistic hazing practices in the Army. It was rough, but positive, helped develop a sense of being part of something greater […]
fortitudinous: Word of the Day from Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2017/11/11 Veteran’s Day: to all our citizen-soldiers, past and present, Thank You for your service.
npr.org_2017/10/08_(556465458)_the-future-of-farming-in-puerto-rico sciencefriday.com/segments_(2013-05-24): reinventing-farming-for-a-changing-climate/ npr.org/sections_thesalt_2017/06/26_(533985373)_scientists-try-to-break-nigerias-cycle-of-replanting-bad-yams npr.org/sections_thesalt_2017/01/23_(509718598)_(aeroponics): farm-of-the-future-what-grows-in-las-vegas-stays-in-las-vegas npr.org/sections_thesalt_2015/08/05_(429345848)_(aeroponics): green-pie-in-the-sky-vertical-farming-is-on-the-rise-in-newark npr.org/sections_thetwo-way_2017/07/19_(538166682): plastic-is-everywhere-and-recycling-isnt-the-end-of-it
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https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/six-bestselling-authors-share-their-favorite-other-worlds/ (R.I.P., Sir Terry Pratchett. Note-to-self: begin re-reading the Discworld novels. You used to enjoy reading for pleasure, “slow-reading”.) OtherFun: ImaginaryWorlds: https://www.imaginaryworldspodcast.org/ OtherFun: WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE: http://www.welcometonightvale.com/ Monster Microbiome Mash – Science Friday: https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/monster-microbiome-mash/:
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) – Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ai_artificial_intelligence/ Wow, that “Critics’ Concensus” blurb really sums things up. I remember seeing this movie twice in the theater back when it was released. I remember that l liked it, with a couple caveats. Don’t remember seeing it since. Worth another viewing. (I guess I’m just into bleak sci-fi movies about where human behavior and our innovative technological advances might ultimately take us, which is either some degree of Enlightenment (rare outcome in these movies) […]
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Why Da Vinci’s Last Privately Owned Painting Probably Won’t End Up In A Museum : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/18/558614343/why-da-vincis-last-privately-owned-painting-probably-wont-end-up-in-a-museum NPR’s Science Friday: Leonardo da Vinci: Master Of Art And Science: https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/leonardo-da-vinci-master-of-art-and-science/
Veterans, Survivors’ Groups Try To Shift The Conversation On Condolences http://n.pr/2x4insR Agreement with the need to focus on the families and the fallen, and away from the POTUS’…. mis-steps. (Love that Lincoln letter, tho.)
npr.org: the-two-way (2017/10/18: 558460284): nfl-players-meet-but-punt-on-anthem-controversy npr.org (2017/10/17: 558390590): former-green-beret-and-nfl-player-talks-about-take-a-knee-protests stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/flag-represents-those-who-fought-our-country-s-battles backstoryradio.org: shows: it-is-so-ordered Upfront: I’m a lowly blue-collar taxpayer/voter who served for 6 unremarkable years in the U.S. Army, never seeing combat, chose to not go ‘career’. So, I guess I approach this more as a Constitution-Loving Civilian than as former military. Take everything I say as one person’s opinion. Axiom: “Freedom Isn’t Free”. Axiom: Our “citizen-soldiers” serving in our military, as well as ‘civilians’ in the professions often referred […]
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From NPR News: This Supreme Court Case Could Radically Reshape Politics http://n.pr/2jOzJYJ EDIT: The Supreme Court Returns To Talk Gerrymandering And More… – 1A: http://the1a.org/shows/2017-10-02/gerrymandering-and-more-the-supreme-court-returns
sobersides: Word of the Day from Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2017/09/26 [I’m likely a “sobersides”.] ———- lonely-hearts: Word of the Day from Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2017/09/29 [Been there.] ———- anhedonia: Word of the Day from Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2017/10/01 [Often. No matter how hard I try.] ————— woke: Word of the Day from Dictionary.com http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2017/10/03 [Increasingly.]