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I'll definitely be trying out the labyrinth locator! Thanks!

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Ohh yes the lack of women scientists remind me of yet another story. I once read about how archaeologists discovered ancient artefacts there was a huge debate about what it was. The cup like artefacts looked more like bottles with small kettle shaped curved pouring mechanism. After a lot of debate they came to a conclusion that those were used to feed the sick and old, but there was one thing that was quite not fitting in- all the cups were shaped like animals. A woman archaeologists then walked in, glanced over the artefacts and said “those are baby bottles” and they were all dumbfounded with her perception because it completely makes sense. Women can’t be excluded from important discussions simply because we bring in perspectives and knowledge that men often lack.

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The poem is beautiful as are the photos of the snow. Just magical to experience that cleansing white.

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I loved the poem!

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The article on time zones is fascinating. This https://today.uconn.edu/2019/05/hazards-living-right-side-time-zone-border/# and this https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/04/19/how-living-wrong-side-time-zone-can-be-hazardous-your-health/ point out that those of us living on the western edge of a time zone have a later sunset, a later bedtime, but the same wake time as the eastern edge folks, resulting in less sleep and the consequent health impacts.

I'm a fan of scrapping time zones and using UTC. It would be the same time - and the same day! - everywhere; we'd adjust local work and school schedules against that framework.

Meanwhile, let's at least get rid of daylight savings time.

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I'm really good at erasing cookie caches.

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I would love to own that collection of Plath's art. I also love Judy Chicago and love that she is still dressing as a rock star.

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Snow!! Ours melted. It's barely coming down today and not enough to stick, but the snowline is slowly moving down the mountains. Thanks for sharing yours!

And those letters to sailors -- they remind me of the book "Nella Last's War," the diary of "housewife, 49" kept for the Mass Observation Project with Nella Last's daily writing about her life in wartime Britain--so much about rationing and sleeping arrangements and conversations with other housewives, most of whom had sons fighting somewhere. We need so much more of people's voices (also why I think Svetlana Alexeivitch's "The Unwomanly Face of War" is one of the most important I've ever read).

Thanks for the shout-out! Hope you find a labyrinth. 🧡

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