May 6, 2021

Throwback Thursday: The Horses of the Himalayas

Elephant Transport in Nepal, Olympus XA, March 1988

I never could quite fall into that protest against Nepali elephants. It finally occurred to me why: Elephants are the horses of the Himalayas. Maybe Hannibal couldn’t get them across the Swiss Alps, but here at the roof of the world, elephants thrive carrying goods and people. Is that any less humane that how we treat horses in the flatter parts of the world?

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April 29, 2021

Throwback Thursday: Commercial Graffiti.

Shop graffiti, Amsterdam 8/23/86

In Amsterdam, a city famous for Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh, you might graffiti would be the ultimate insult to art. But no, Amsterdam embraced Graffiti as modern art and became somewhat of the Tagging Capitol of Europe. In 2007, the mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen, during an official event, pulled out the golden spray can to tag a large public graffiti work. There’s even a Street Art Museum.

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April 28, 2021

Personal shorthand for your iPhone or iPad.

A brief guide to iOS Text Replacement.

Text replacement can speed up your typing in iOS whether using the onscreen keyboard of an iPhone or the the Magic Keyboard on an iPad Pro. The premise is simple: you type a combination of characters and text appears (up to a paragraph) in its place. The characters and resulting text can be whatever you want them to be. A few uses:

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April 22, 2021

Throwback Thursday: The Burren

The Burren, Ireland, August 5, 1987

In County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland is a spot where the lucious green and many feet of peat were stripped away to reveal the limestone skeleton of Ireland. When compared to the vivid green that covers the rest of the country, the Burren (translated as “Great Rock”) is a stark contrast. If you stand in the middle, it’s barren rock as far as you can see with the starkness occasional interrupted by a burial dolmen of some ancient chieftain.

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April 14, 2021

Pocket Coffee Mocha

Recipe for a quick chocolate/espresso drink.

Pocket Coffee doesn’t get the credit it deserves as personkind’s greatest achievement: One-third of a liquid expresso shot inside dark chocolate candy? Come on. While Pocket Coffee can be eaten as candy it’s also the basis of an easy, tasty Mocha.

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