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Silent Letters: S oh San iSland hides a secret from us spellers;it surrounds itself with seathen parades a leafy paradise of lettersbut keeps one we cannot seein heaps of rubble and rubbish, odds and endsit is often hard to spotevery detail in the debriS, though your pen’ssure it got the lotand though a lensI’m sure would help a lotwhile your friendsbelieve you’ve lost the plota passageway divides rows of seatslike the graceful river nile;while a…

Juliane KoepckeJuliane Koepcke (born 10 October 1954), also known by her married name Juliane Diller, is a German Peruvian mammalogist. As a teenager in 1971, Koepcke was the sole survivor of the LANSA Flight 508 plane crash, then survived ten days alone in the Amazon rainforest.1297 wordshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliane_Koepcke A Hitman Came for Susan Kuhnhausen. He Didn’t Survive. Susan Kuhnhausen fought for her life when a hitman tried to kill her in a murder-for-hire plot. He didn’t survive.…

How to Tell Whether You’ve Got Angst, Ennui, or WeltschmerzEnglish has many words for the feelings that can arise when a good, hard look at the state of the world seems to reveal only negatives.716 wordshttps://www.mentalfloss.com/article/58230/how-tell-whether-youve-got-angst-ennui-or-weltschmerz Net zero emissions targets are everywhere – we need to sort the genuine from the greenwashThe last 12 months have been marked by the misery of the pandemic and the accompanying economic contraction. But for 2021 there are reasons…

Study: A quarter of adults don’t want children — and they’re still happyParenting is one of life’s greatest joys, right? Not for everyone. New research from Michigan State University psychologists examines characteristics and satisfaction of adults who don’t want children.508 wordshttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/msu-saq061521.php #162: Minimum Viable SelfTwo decades ago, before social media existed, Zygmunt Bauman articulated a perfect description of how it would soon shape our behavior and frame our relationships to one another.804 wordshttps://kneelingbus.substack.com/p/162-minimum-viable-self The New…

What if Britain had Lost the Battle Above its Skies in WWII?The most likely result of German victory and the success of Operation Sea Lion would have been a new government in the UK. During the Battle of Britain, the skies above the United Kingdom were the battlefield between the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Luftwaffe.1021 wordshttps://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/what-if-britain-had-lost.html What to Forage in May – The Best Wild Food Plants to HarvestDiscover over sixty wild food…