Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Two of the "Top 10 Best Finds" from Archaeology

"Meanwhile, a Stanford University team analyzed residues on three Natufian stone mortars unearthed roughly 150 miles west of Shubayqa 1, in Israel’s Raqefet Cave. They detected evidence that Natufians were brewing beer from wild wheat and barley 13,000 years ago, well before those grains were domesticated."

"The world’s oldest known drawing has been identified on a small stone flake recovered in South Africa’s Blombos Cave."  This find is about 73,000 years old.


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December 1, 2018

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This was really navy, but my phone neglected to capture the blue.





My brother's initials are CB.  Wasn't it nice of them to make him a cake?


Best wishes for every happiness, Byron and Claire!

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

November 29, 2018

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On November 29, we went to Kansas City.  My nephew and his long-time best friend got married on Dec. 1.

My multi-talented sister-in-law is a weaver.  Isn't this gorgeous?


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Friday, December 07, 2018

open your eyes

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"Without the right to vote, all other democratic rights are illusory.” — Stacey Abrams



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Thursday, December 06, 2018

love the Earth

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“The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. [...] To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” -- Carl Sagan



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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

November 26, 2018

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More PostcardsToVoters for Barrow and Miller in Georgia.






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Sunday, December 02, 2018

November 25

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Hickory.



Finger puppet in a tree.  Not at the Rat House.


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Saturday, December 01, 2018

November 23, 2018

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Lettuce from Green Things Farm, purchased at the farmers' market on Nov. 18.  So beautiful.

These may be the last local greens for this season........





Walking.  We spotted a lot of painted stones in one yard.



Nature's painted stone -- this is a big paving stone in someone's front walk.



Same stone as the previous, with the color saturation boosted.  I would hang this on the wall.....


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Friday, November 30, 2018

November 21, 2018

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More PostcardsToVoters.  DOING something makes me feel ... like I am doing something.  Not standing by and watching as awful things take place..........



The time of year when the only visually interesting thing going on, often, is the sky...........





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Thursday, November 29, 2018

November 20, 2018

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Hoping to help Georgia get a better secretary of state, and a new Commissioner, too.



Sunset in Tree Town.



Moonrise.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

time to sign up for health care coverage, for those who may not have any

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For those who may not have health insurance -- now is the time to visit healthcare.gov and get signed up for affordable health care coverage.



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November 19, 2018

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Sad that they chose an openly racist jerk instead of a decent person.

The race was closer than any have been in Mississippi for a long time.


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gene therapy working for a specific kind of blindness

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Article from the Smithsonian about gene therapy for a specific kind of blindness.

They have been able to halt a particular kind of neurodegeneration with gene therapy, and are hopeful that their technique may (someday) also be helpful for stopping other kinds of neurodegeneration, including ALS.

Having had a dog who was afllicted with the canine version of ALS, this one is near to my heart.....

I know just enough about the workings of DNA and how proteins are made to think their technique is genius.  Thank goodness for scientists working to spread goodness in our world.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

November 18, 2018

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Walking as the sun went down.  Check out those lines of gray clouds just above the horizon.




Moonrise.  This is the most serious disadvantage to phone photos, in my view -- no zoom lens.

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