Stuck in the Caboose Motel?
Friends, have you become derailed on the railroad siding of life? Hint to FWR: that would make a good country music title. (We're going into the song-writing business.) Are you stuck in the Caboose Motel, with nowhere to go because, let's face it, Titusville isn't a major metropolis, and once you've seen the world's oldest oil well, you've pretty much done the town? Are you tired of wearing a mask even to get fast food? In short, is 2020 getting you down?
Do not despair. This, too, shall pass. In the meantime, why not do as the hitchhikers do? We've pooled our discoveries and shared our finds. The result is a mosaic of late-summer wonders that will have you gasping with surprise, nodding in understanding, and chortling with delight.
Read it while the comment sections are empty: sooner or later, somebody will be along to argue details, or whine that they don't like the animal in the picture because it ate their geraniums, or try to entice you away with unwanted Youtube links. Ignore them and read us. We did the work here. Be the first to leave a cogent comment, and show the rest of them how it's done.
So, while the pages are pristine and beautiful, let us give you a run-down on some of the delights of this week's issue, and tell you why reading it will pull you out of the 2020 doldrums.
Quote of the Week: In a closely analogous way [to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle], the behaviour of the higher animals, especially the higher mammals, is subject to an uncertainty principle which in terms of experimentation and observation we might call the Bogus Precision Principle.
– David Stenhouse, The Evolution of Intelligence
Aware of our brains.
OUTSIDE VOICES (I)
OUTSIDE VOICES (II)
Come out and play, Pentagon.
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