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I Just Spent 3 Months in the Wrong Time Zone!

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/feb/09/why-spanish-sleeping-habits-under-strain The other factor that affects Spaniards’ sleeping habits is that the country is in the wrong time zone. Geographically, Spain should be on Greenwich Mean Time, but in 1942 the fascist dictator Francisco Franco switched the nation to European … Continue reading

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Tono Romo, Ex-Quarterback

nyti.ms/2UwA4ws “I just want to leave you with something I’ve learned in this process,” he said, referring to his quarterbacking years. “I feel like we all have two battles or two enemies going on. One with the man across from … Continue reading

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*Affectedly Quaint

Following Dr. [Donald] Knuth’s doctrine helps to ward off moronry. He is known for introducing the notion of “literate programming,” emphasizing the importance of writing code that is readable by humans as well as computers — a notion that nowadays … Continue reading

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Santes Creus: Nuria

Nuria is centered and thoughtful at 21. She studies psychology at university and has widely ranging interests. In the gloom of Santes Creus cathedral she and I contemplated skeptically the riotously decorated altarpiece. I asked her if she was familiar … Continue reading

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Stephen Pinker’s Optimism

nyti.ms/2zhFcMS Part of human nature allows us to control the other part of our human nature. Even though humans tend to be unreasonable, it can’t be the case that we’re incapable of reason — otherwise, you’d never be able to … Continue reading

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The Mas: Palm Trimming Day

“Hoy viene el chico de las palmeras.” A beetle called Rynchophorus Ferruguineus is attacking palm trees all around the Mediterranean. Over a million trees have been lost. There is treatment if it’s applied in time, but few specialists ply this … Continue reading

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The Mas: Reus 10:28

Yesteryear’s recreation. JMN.

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