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Puerto Peñasco
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Puerto Peñasco

This is one of my favorite skeleton pictures. It graces one of David Sedaris’s books—one I haven’t read. I like the play of light in this picture, the gradients of grey, 50 shades? Surprisingly, like a ocean view in Arizona, it all comes down to boundaries. Depending on how you draw them, there could be beachfront property in … Continue reading

Home remedies: Part 2
Health

Home remedies: Part 2

These are random notes picked up from various places. Vitamin A Paprika Red pepper Cayenne Chilli powder Sweet potatoes Kale Butternut squash Iceberg lettuce Mangoes Mustard greens Peas Calcium Sesame butter Almonds Flax seeds Kale Turnips Mustard Collards Oranges Sardines Salmon Dried figs Turnip greens (boil them) Arugula Broccolli Iron Egg yolks Shitake mushrooms Spinach … Continue reading

Latin alphabet: timeline of influences and developments
History / language / Writing

Latin alphabet: timeline of influences and developments

3700 B.C.—Sumerians developed the idea of systemic phoneticism; used cuneiform which would be widely borrowed and adapted. Systemic phoneticism—a tool for specifying isolated particles of information, such as transcribing foreign words or phonetically sounding out hard to identify signs that held several possible meanings. (History of Writing by Steven Roger Fischer)   3100 B.C.—Egyptian hieroglyphics … Continue reading