Inside the Icon: Geisel Library – San Diego Magazine – October 2017 – San Diego, California

Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Creative Services and Publications

Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Creative Services and Publications

This 47-year-old centerpiece of UC San Diego’s campus was designed with head-turning in mind

Source: Inside the Icon: Geisel Library – San Diego Magazine – October 2017 – San Diego, California

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In ‘This Blessed Earth,’ Nostalgia For Farming Overlooks Real World Issues : NPR

Journalist Ted Genoways spent a year on a small farm in rural Nebraska, and he says American nostalgia for the family farm overlooks the pressures farmers face and the realities of food production.

Source: In ‘This Blessed Earth,’ Nostalgia For Farming Overlooks Real World Issues : NPR

Bar Harbor, Maine

Wonderful travel tale and photos! Thank you.. #Maine #Travel

A Note From Abroad

October 10th

Signs on a building, downtown Bar Harbor

Three years ago we visited our friends Lise and Charlie at their family cabin just a few miles from where our ship docked. On that trip we explored Acadia National Park and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the natural beauty. 

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Why having no headphone jack is a bad idea | AndroidAuthority

“Aside from money and aesthetics, though, there’s really no point to it. We’re all quibbling over whether Bluetooth audio is good enough, or whether or not dongles suck (they do).  The official reasons are little more than platitudes about better designs and “being bold”. It’s hogwash, honestly. The only thing such a decision does is limit the kinds of experiences an individual can have on their smartphone. That is never a good thing.”

Editor’s Note: Will *not* buy a phone without a headphone jack. Period.

Source: Why having no headphone jack is a bad idea | AndroidAuthority

The Wondrous Complexity of the New York Public Library | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

The main branch of the NYPL, located on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. (© The New York Public Library)

The main branch of the NYPL, located on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. (© The New York Public Library)

A new documentary captures the sweeping human impact of one of the country’s largest library systems

Source: The Wondrous Complexity of the New York Public Library | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

New York City ~ Time Square, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Chrysler Building

Wonderful views of NYC, like no other city in the world…

A Note From Abroad

October 5th

Theater District – 42nd Street

Apparently we are still on West Coast time and not getting out the door as early as we should. Oh well, I guess we are not really accountable to anyone and can come and go as we please. Kind of nice really. 

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Books for kids: “The Lost Words” by Robert Macfarlane was born from an Oxford dictionary debate — Quartz

Bringing back “moss,” “blackberry,” and “bluebell” instead of “blog,” “chatroom,” and “database.”

“What’s to become of kids these days, with their damn pocket computers and inability to differentiate between bird species?”

“The Lost Words is a new book for people worried the next generation will lose touch with nature. Written by Robert Macfarlane with illustrations by Jackie Morris, it’s a catalogue and spelling book for kids, where the lost words in question comprise vocabulary about flora and fauna.”

Source: Books for kids: “The Lost Words” by Robert Macfarlane was born from an Oxford dictionary debate — Quartz