Carpophagous

The grapes have ripened and fallen, as we failed to harvest them this year. Our apples and peaches have suffered the same fate. The persimmons still have a chance to be harvested, though. I just, honestly, don’t know what to do with persimmons. They look like little plums, but colored more like peaches or apricots. …

Arenose

In 1845, Englishman James Richardson set off on a nine month adventure in and around the Sahara, with the intention of writing a book about it. In fact, Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara in the Years of 1845 & 1846 has two volumes. It’s available online, and is actually quite interesting and even …

Subsidy

“Moderation in all things,” Hagar the Horrible’s doctor told him. “But you can take that too far,” was Hagar’s response. Too much eating and drinking and raiding villages can be bad for your health. Too much sitting and watching TV can be just as bad. Moderation is a way to get to a balanced lifestyle. …

Revalorize

Value seems arbitrary. Products are sold for different prices in different stores, and even in the same store, different prices for different quantities, etc. Stock prices rise and fall for the most ridiculous reasons–with “uncertainty” being the favorite. Some things are valued highly because they are brand new, and others because of great age. A …

You’ve found it. Read on.

We use words (spoken), and symbols of words (written), as the primary tools to essentially copy what is in our own brains into someone else’s brain. Or even to mass copy what is in one brain into many, even millions of other brains. This is amazing. We use pictures, too. Sometimes the words just compliment …

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