The ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct.
How decades of security blunders led to the formation of the TSA and forever changed the way we fly.
Texas’ Sweeping Abortion Ban Gives New Meaning to Oft-Misused Handmaid’s Tale Comparisons.
The Big Lie Refuses to Die.
Your gas stove, your health, and climate change.
The American West is running out of water—and Big Oil, of all things, can help fix it.
I saw the stories about the Facebook outage but kept reading it as the Facebook outrage. How Facebook’s Response To Whistleblower Could Make Their Crisis Worse. Incidentally, when Facebook was down, I went to Is It Down Right Now but it TOO was down. I ended up using Down For Everyone or Just Me and Is Your Website Down Down Right Now?
Why Is the U.S. Housing Market So Out of Whack?
Garbage odyssey: San Francisco’s bizarre, costly quest for the perfect trash can.
Inventions That Changed the World
Ted Koppel pays a visit to Mayberry (Mt. Airy, NC)
You’ve just been ‘ghosted’ after a job interview. Here’s how you should respond.
New York Public Library is ending fines on overdue materials forever. Albany Public Library did that a couple of years back.
Butt-dialing 911 is a challenge for police dispatchers
Why Seinfeld is the Worst Sitcom of All Time
The Peace of Wild Things – Wendell Berry (born 1934)
The medical ward
Pandemics are beaten by communities, not individuals. This describes my risk/reward calculations pretty well.
How Jared And Ivanka Botched Trump’s Pandemic Response.
Combating Anti-Vaxxers and Vaccine Hesitation.
Why Mandates Make Us Feel Threatened.
Albany Med prize winners: Coronavirus vaccine was years in the making.
Cognitive Bias Is Influencing Forensic Pathology Decisions
I had gone to the dentist this month to get a tooth uncapped because a cavity developed. It is one of those things that might have been prevented but for COVID. Anyway, they said, “We’re going to do an impression.” I knew what they meant, but my mind wandered to Rich Little doing John Wayne or Richard Nixon.
More Empathy Means Better Care, Less Medical Liability.
A Gene-Editing Experiment Let These Patients With Vision Loss See Color Again.
People with vitiligo debate whether to treat or embrace their condition
Race in America
Calls to Ban Books by Black Authors Are Increasing Amid Critical Race Theory Debates
Origin and Meaning of Critical Race Theory.
How Do We Dismantle Structural Racism in Medicine?
Manhattan Street Names Tied to Slavery Listed from A to Z.
Meet The First 2 Black Women To Be Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Bruice’s Beach in California can return to descendants of a Black family in a landmark move.
Byzantium Shores, no. ForgottenStars, si!
I’ve been following Jaquandor at Byzantium Shores for well over a decade. He’s another upstater from the other end of the Erie Canal. His birthday is 45 years to the day after my late father’s.
He started blogging in 2002, over three years before I did. Eventually, he’s let the pseudonym go. Now Kelly Sedinger is blogging at ForgottenStars.net, where he promotes his books, two of which I have. He knows a ton about classical music, many of which I have linked to. I don’t quite get the pie in the face thing, but that’s OK.
Now I Know
The Problem with Space Pirates
Why the Ace of Spades is So Darn Big
The Worst Way to Get People to Watch a Movie?
Why Teams Wear Gray When Not At Home
How South Korea Massages Its Workforce
The Road Where Seat Belts are Banned
The Oldest PhD.
You’re Not Alone album by Roy Buchanan.
Feeling Good – Nina Simone.
Eine Alpensinfonie by Richard Strauss.
Coverville 1374: Cover Stories for John Mellencamp, Bob Geldof, and Chrissie Hynde.
The First Moonwalk? Bill Bailey tapping to an instrumental version of the Larks’ hit “The World is Waiting for Sunrise” performed by the Paul Williams Quartet
Autumn Leaves – Ebene Quartet.
Stuck in the Middle with You -MonaLisa Twins
Capriccio Italien by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Robert Russell Bennett’s Selections from Camelot. (Lerner and Loewe)
I Am Waiting – Ollabelle, a cover of The Rolling Stones song
The Final Act. 60 Minutes story on Tony Bennett.
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2021 will be on the road, maybe in a town near you, between Nov 26 and Dec 23 with Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, and… Rebecca Jade!