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Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston. But unchecked development remains a priority in the famously un-zoned city, creating short-term economic gains for some while increasing flood risks for everyone.

- dave 8-27-2017 11:26 am [link] [add a comment]

I hope this hidden studio remains hidden. Pretty cool. 

- linda 8-21-2017 7:58 pm [link] [add a comment]

RIP Jerry Lewis ded @ 91 - PLease come back Drat! I'm not in charge of pop culture over here.

- bill 8-20-2017 3:48 pm [link] [9 comments]

massive bunker schools of fire island 

- bill 8-10-2017 6:35 am [link] [3 comments]

This weekend, Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts is featuring concerts of the music of French composer Olivier Messiaen and bird walks. Classical music critic Jeremy Eichler says Messiaen's love and study of birds is unmatched, but he's one of many composers who have made music out of birdsong over the centuries.

Eichler (@Jeremy_Eichler) joins Here & Now's Robin Young to take a listen to some examples.



- bill 7-27-2017 2:15 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

The Bessie White was a Canadian coal schooner that went aground on Fire Island, about a mile west of Smith's Point. Conflicting historical records date the wreck to either 1919 or 1922.

On February 6 at approximately 4:30 a.m. heavy fog caused the Bessie White to run aground and the vessel quickly filled with water. The crew waited in the dark fog for day break when they launched two boats and escaped to shore. One boat overturned, injuring one crew member who was brought to shore and treated by the Coast Guard. All of the crew survived but the Bessie White and its cargo of coal was a complete loss.


- bill 7-24-2017 8:35 pm [link] [7 comments]

"A bite here, a bite there, and soon the entire city is devoured. Death by a thousand bites."

- dave 7-24-2017 6:00 pm [link] [add a comment]

Fly Marimekko

- bill 7-22-2017 1:57 am [link] [add a comment]

Joseph Keckler's The Ride featuring Edgar Oliver
- Erin Boberg 7-20-2017 8:50 pm [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]

does anyone remember the poster of the hippy spooning Alpo dog food meatballs onto a plate of spaghetti?

Steve DiB and Michelle are looking for it and I'm having no luck.

- steve 7-12-2017 6:28 pm [link] [3 comments]

 It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. 

- dave 7-12-2017 2:44 pm [link] [add a comment]

just saw one of these out the window. 

Blaze Laserlight Season 14/15 from Blaze on Vimeo.


- dave 7-08-2017 8:56 pm [link] [add a comment]

finally got my neighbors to verbally commit to the idea of getting an exterminator. both of them had told me in the last few weeks they were ok with it but they still hadnt communicated that to each other. instead they were sleeping in the babys room to avoid the roaches in their bed. if i can roll me eyes and call people idiots i may have a future as a marriage counselor. 

- dave 7-02-2017 8:37 pm [link] [add a comment]

back beats

- dave 6-30-2017 3:42 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

- Skinny 6-29-2017 1:04 am [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

ouch @ nyt

- bill 6-28-2017 6:17 pm [link] [add a comment]

Vultures circling...

- jim 6-19-2017 1:03 pm [link] [add a comment]

qualifies for free shipping!

- dave 6-06-2017 1:21 pm [link] [3 comments]

Another May makes its escape

Into a lifetime’s legacy of months;

Only so many to be had


A Branch of May

May contain:

Blackburnian Warbler


Summer Tanager


Yellow-billed Cuckoo


Turkey Vulture

(Not so pretty, but it has a red head.)


And keeping it in the family

Wilson’s Warbler

- alex 5-29-2017 11:06 am [link] [3 comments]

octopus dna not from space

- bill 5-25-2017 4:41 pm [link] [1 comment]

fire island from above

- bill 5-23-2017 4:39 pm [link] [add a comment]

central park photographed just before dawn

- bill 5-23-2017 7:05 am [link] [add a comment]

my computer is telling me 94 degrees in the outside land. anyone confirm that anecdotally? 

- dave 5-18-2017 12:23 pm [link] [6 comments]

plant identification app. like Shazam, but for plants not songs.

- bill 5-16-2017 5:16 pm [link] [3 comments]

Norfolk St synagogue blaze

- steve 5-15-2017 11:44 am [link] [2 comments]