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Animal news: did I mention cicadas?

I did. But only in passing through the poisonous caterpillars. So, this, from Harper’s Weekly Review: A White House press corps flight to the summit was delayed because one of the plane’s engines was filled with cicadas. “We apologize to … Continue reading

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Mysteries of Life: stinky flora and fauna who gather to sniff the stink

From Harper’s Weekly Review: More than 100 people lined up outside of an abandoned Bay Area gas station for the chance to sniff a corpse flower in bloom. There’s a reason behind this. Once upon a time I heard something … Continue reading

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A walk on the Upper West Side

Bed Bath & Beyond, the Actual Store, is open. No cicadas visible. The ambient scent of hand sanitizer has been replaced by the ambient scent of grass. Heard from a pair of men strolling along the sidewalk …”should digitalize the … Continue reading

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