SOTJ market haul: salmon and crab muffins from Barham’s; padrons, and flamme tomato sauce from Amy’s; raspberries and persimmon from Agriberry, golden delicious apple butter from Bella Grove; brussel sprouts, eggplant, and a single beet from Norma’s produce; sweet potatoes and cilantro from Broadfork farm; kale from Crumptown Farm; and Balsamic Black Pepper Baguette from Norwood Cottage Bakery!
My wife is amazing!
PBS was born on this date 44 years ago!
Over the course of a year, nearly 90% percent of all U.S. television households and 82% of all children ages 2-8 watch their local PBS station. And in September alone, Americans watched more than 261 million videos across all of PBS’ web and mobile platforms; 74% of these streams were delivered on a mobile device.
Thank you for your support! What’s your favorite PBS memory?
In late May of this year, a few weeks shy of her fiftieth birthday, my youngest sister, Tiffany, committed suicide. She was living in a room in a beat-up house on the hard side of Somerville, Massachusetts, and had been dead, the coroner guessed, for at least five days before her door was battered down. I was given the news over a white courtesy phone while at the Dallas airport. Then, because my plane to Baton Rouge was boarding and I wasn’t sure what else to do, I got on it. The following morning, I boarded another plane, this one to Atlanta, and the day after that I flew to Nashville, thinking all the while about my ever-shrinking family. A person expects his parents to die. But a sibling? I felt I’d lost the identity I’d enjoyed since 1968, when my younger brother was born.
A good Friday read. — Tanya B.
Forget the garlic. Put away your crucifix. IBMers in Zurich are working on a way to protect you from a 21st Century’s demon called ‘Vampire Energy’— the power used while you leave your gadgets and appliances turned off and plugged in. By developing a transistor that regulates energy usage, this innovation aims to cut your devices’ power consumption by as much as 90%. This could save U.S. households billions in power costs. A scary good trick, and an even better treat–
Muah-ha-ha-ha! Happy Halloween, everyone.
The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.
Highrise of Holmes | James Wines
This housing structure offers apartment dwellers the unique advantages of garden space and personalized architectural identity in a multi-story condominium. The building is a steel and concrete matrix supporting a vertical community of private homes, clustered into village-like communities on each floor. One of the objectives is to offer a ‘choice, chance and change’ alternative to conventional housing blocks in the cityscape - replacing this imposed anonymity with an anti-formalist collage of indeterminacy, idiosyncrasy and cultural diversity created by the residents themselves.