I did better the second time I took the quiz.
I did better the second time I took the quiz.
Allen Rizzi writes about the significance of the loss of the ancient Library in Alexandria. via The Library At Alexandria
Although this is about Twitter, you could change the platform from Twitter to Word Press and it would be equally applicable.
Sometimes you read something so profound that it has to be shared. That’s the way I felt about An Apache Blessing from Hey Beck’s blog.
If you can’t get to Stonehenge because of COVID-19, you can still see it for the first time.
Narendra is brilli-ant with photography and insights into bird in his native India (nt). Now he has written a charming tale, laden with ant puns. You are in for signific-ant pleasure. Maybe he will write enough for an Ant-hology.
Enjoy the story. via A(i)n’t Just a Rant!
Sometimes, if you stare at a word with your eyes squinted just enough, and spend a long time thinking about it, you can figure out where that word might have come from. Other times there is really no way to tell. The words in this quiz are a combination.
This one is difficult. See how well you do.
How do you discuss the current racial tensions with small children? Children aren’t born knowing these things They often to no notice differences unless they are pointed out. For 10 helpful tips check this out.
~by Megan Dowd Lambert
“How can caregivers and educators best guide children to and through picture books with positive racial representations? How can we also support kids in resisting or reading against racist content? These tips draw on the Whole Book Approach (WBA, which I created in association with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art) and other resources to highlight how picture books can provoke meaningful, transformative conversations between children and adults that embrace race.”
Great ideas and additional links here! I hope you find something helpful or ideas to pass on to others. Take care! Becky
Have you gotten your just deserts as you wend your way through all of your kith and ken?
Read how 12 old words have survived by being embedded in common idioms.
Have you ever heard of a submarine blowing up a railroad train? If you are a literalist like me, you may be wondering how a sub got its torpedo out of the water and upon a track.
Youtube re-enactment of the Barb blowing up the train
GP Cox of Pacific Paratrooper describes the last war mission of the USS Barb and how the captain figured out how to use a submarine’s weapons in the only landbased battle on Japanese home soil.
Andrea Stephenson, a librarian in the UK, has written the blog I wished I had had the eloquence to write. She loves walking in nature; it grounds her. She expresses how it might feel if she were not white.
From her post (not the beginning)
I take it for granted that I can walk where I want to walk without needing to have an explanation. I take it for granted that I belong in this space, that I belong in nature and should have a relationship with it. When I walk, I draw on memory, history, past and present to find my place in the world. Very occasionally I’ve felt vulnerable, as a woman alone, but in general I don’t think twice about my safety. Somehow I feel no harm will come to me among nature.
To read more click here.
Today marks the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which was fought 4-6 June 1942. It was the turning point in WWII in the Pacific. In April, the United States and Japan had fought an inclusive battle in the Coral Sea. The Japanese hoped that the Battle of Midway would serve as the knockout punch for the American Navy.
One of the many factors that helped the American Navy win the Battle of Midway was the attack of Devastator torpedo bombers
Meanwhile, a wave of U.S. Devastator torpedo bombers from the U.S. carriers Hornet and Enterprise arrived to attack the Japanese ships. Unescorted by fighter planes, nearly all of them were shot down by Japanese Zero fighters. But about an hour later, as the Japanese refueled and rearmed their planes, another wave of U.S. carrier-launched bombers struck, hitting three Japanese carriers—Akagi, Kaga and Soryu—and setting them ablaze.
Popular culture has ENS George Gay Jr. as the sole survivor of that attack, but two other naval personnel also survived.
A fellow blogger from Australia, Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, eloquently articulates how difficult and complex a year 2020 has been so far. None of us could have had 20/20 vision on New Year’s Day to see how wretched this year has become.
Click here to read her powerful message.
Some of the crises we’ve faced so far are:
Since we moved to Central Virginia, we have had an ongoing struggle making our bird feeder more squirrel proof. We are on our third feeder and the squirrels have outwitted us every step of the way.
Jean Marie Oliviere sent me a link to the Ninja Warrior Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder. Mark Rober put a lot of thought and effort into building his squirrel proof feeder and documenting the success or lack thereof of his attempts.
If you enjoy watching cheeky tree rats engage in a battle of wits with humans, then you will love the four squirrels in this Building A Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder.
This is a reblog from Anika Perry’s Writing Blog entitled Not One to Read in Bed
Weighing 1,420 kilos (3,130 lb) and measuring a ginormous 4.18 m x 3.77 m (13.71 x 12.36 ft) this colossus book needs six people and special machine to open the pages.
Not surprisingly, the book gained the Guinness World Record at the time for being the largest book in the world.
In its 364 pages, the book explores the flora, fauna, caves and architecture of Szinpetri in northern Hungary.
I guess it does not come in paperback….
When someone runs off at the mouth, do you feel like time has stopped while you wish you could just run away?
Has time run away from you while you are having a good time and maybe running up your credit card?
Do you check to see if your Fitbit is running while you are on your morning run?
From The Most Complex Word in the World: If asked to pick the most complex word in the English language, what comes to mind? Maybe something long and intricate like “antidisestablishmentarianism” or “honorificabilitudinitatibus.” Maybe it’s a medical word, or one with silent letters like “pneumonia.”
Chances are you wouldn’t automatically pick out a three-letter word that you use in everyday conversation. But that’s just it — the richest word in English is “run.”
This link is courtesy of JeanMarie of JeanMarie Writes.
Did you know that there are libraries for:
To read about these and four other odd or different libraries, click here.