BLOOD ON THE KEYBOARD: Plenty of Time

Let’s start with some history. Between 429 and 426 BC, the Plague of Athens killed between 75,000 and 100,000 people in Greece. The cause(s) of the plague are unknown, but the general consensus is that people in those ancient times were dealing with something like typhoid fever, hemorrhagic fever, or typhus.  Roughly 2,500 years later, …

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Care Package for Friday, March 13, 2020

Happy Birthday: Percival Lowell, astronomerBorn March 13, 1855 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91cIlQQaQEQ 50 States, 100 Weeks: Gilmore Ghost Town, Leadore, ID Photo credit: atlasobscura Music: Over & Over by The Delfonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqPrD80am1I Poetry: What He Thought by Heather McHugh    for Fabio Doplicher We were supposed to do a job in Italyand, full of our feeling forourselves (our …

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Care Package for Thursday, March 12, 2020

Happy Birthday: Jack Kerouac, authorBorn March 12, 1922 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LLpNKo09Xk 50 States, 100 Weeks: Lionhead Natural Water Slides, Coolin, ID Photo credit: youtube.com Music: Think It Over by The Delfonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r0Nl-rXJ30 Poetry: The Envoy of Mr. Cogito by Zbigniew Herbert, translated by Bogdana CarpenterGo where those others went to the dark boundaryfor the Golden Fleece of …

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Care Package for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Happy Birthday: Bobby McFerrin, musicianBorn March 11, 1950 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk 50 States, 100 Weeks: Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve Photo credit: backpacker.com Music: Can You Remember by The Delfonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIwm3VHjkUE Poetry: What Kinds of Times Are These by Adrienne RichThere’s a place between two stands of trees where the grass grows uphilland the …

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