this week i

worked in the heat.

watched talk to her.  benigno and marco form a friendship that wouldn't have occurred in america, lydia's willingness to spend a day with marco while still a stranger revealed the easy socialization of spanish culture.  and bullfighting is a waste of perfectly delicious hamburger

see a little silhouetto of a man, scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do the fandango? [he enters a room] thunderbolt and lightning v. v. frightening

asked why do most living things need oxygen?  because oxygen releases energy stored in the foods that carbon based life requires to survive


high child poverty rates are a result of policy choices

give them money

resist oversimplicifcation by showing the complexity of individuals' lives-a special value in a polarized age

the typographic world is one of reflections and doubles

in 1818 anthony bessemer testified to an anti-forgery inquiry that it took him 12 weeks to finish a set of 61 punches

italics and bold are made separately too

look at the letters on this page.  the gaps between individual characters vary to give the impression of even spacing; to account for the tail of a 'y' or the hook of an 'f'; to stop a paired 'AV' from sitting miles apart from one another.  each letter has a kern relationship with its neighbor: one finds it doesn't look nearly so nice without kerning

all lakes are temporary over geologic time scales, as they will slowly fill in with sediments or spill out of the basin containing them

in newfoundland, for example, almost every lake is called a pond, whereas in wisconsin, almost every pond is called a lake

some lakes do not have a natural outflow and lose water solely by evaporation or underground seepage or both.  they are termed endorheic lakes

the shrinking aral sea is described as being "murdered" by the diversion for irrigation of the rivers feeding it

the caspian sea is generally regarded by geographers, biologists and limnologists as a huge inland salt lake.  however, the caspian's large size means that for some purposes it is better modeled as a sea.  geologically, the caspian, black, and mediterranean seas are remnants of the ancient tethys ocean.  politically, the distinction between a sea and a lake may affect how the caspian is treated by international law