Here's a reason to let your lawn grow, and towns shouldn't punish you for doing so. Years ago, when I was married, I had a house with seven acres of cleared land. I let all but 1/2 acre grow wild other than what a few sheep could mow down. The wildlife that turned out to enjoy the wild lawn was stunning, from bats and bluebirds to snakes and deer. I also refused to let the in-ground pool to clear up enough to swim in because chlorinating it would kill all the tadpoles that filled it. I ceded the water to the frogs and newts. In a way I miss those days, but living in the middle of nowhere gets old fast.
Although Bill is a very close second, mainly because Obama wins in squeaky cleanliness. His speech at the DNC was awesome, and the best take on this, and the coolness of this guy, naturally comes from Charles Pearce. Here's a link to the last big oration of PBO.
A week's gone by? Might as well throw up my favorite music video:
I just can't do it this year. The idiots that support Trump make the idiots that supported Bush look like pikers. I have an anti-Trump sticker on my car and I've been given the finger and cut off on the road over and over again, and this is Rhode Island! USA is filled with morons. I'm depleted.
Can't believe I'm saying this, but I downloaded the Pokemon Go app and am half-heartedly playing. Biomes is a Pokemon Gym and my mural is a Pokemon Stop. Every day people are camped out in my parking lot collecting their items and fighting the boss (or whatever it's called) that resides in my place.
Randal Monroe is the creator of the web comic xkcd (If you have problems understanding his comics you can always consult Explain XKCD). He also has a site called What If?, which gives serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions. He's worth checking in on once in a while. This one, about what a rainbow would look like on Earth if the Earth had two suns (a binary star system) like on Tatooine, is one of my favorites. Kind of links up to my essay on polar bears, if you can believe it. That diary is an old one on Kos, and the images have been lost with the failure of me keeping up with my image hosting on the site ImageShack.