What I learned this week, March 25, 2022

My coffee thermos.

“Nightmare” Of Factors Pushing World Into Coffee Deficit 

“Mega Emergency” Unfolds For World’s Top Coffee Growers As Fertilizer Costs Spike 

The Drummer, Michael Sandle, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

The Real ‘Reset’ Is Coming

The prophets of the new world order sowed the wind and they will soon reap the whirlwind of an angry public worn out by elite incompetence, arrogance, and ignorance.

Have a drink.

I’m a bartender. Here are 3 of the best and 3 of the worst cocktails to order.

There are a few tried-and-true orders that are universally delicious, and some that typically don’t hit the mark.

The clock on top of the carriage house. I don’t know what is up with that sculpture hanging off the side.

Putting Time In Perspective

Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It’s not our fault—the spans of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it’s almost impossible to get a handle on it. If the Earth formed at midnight and the present moment is the next midnight, 24 hours later, modern humans have been around since 11:59:59pm—1 second. And if human history itself spans 24 hours from one midnight to the next, 14 minutes represents the time since Christ.

Decatur, Texas

Democrats Promise Free Gas Money for Everybody!

Uranium, oil and technology: How Russia got stronger as Bidens and Clintons got richer

Movie Poster for First Spaceship on Venus (Silent Star) – I remember the excitement of seeing this poster, even though I was probably six years old at the time.

Gilbert V. Levin, Who Said He Found Signs of Life on Mars, Dies at 97 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Gilbert Levin: Scientist who sought out life on Mars | The Independent

Gilbert Levin and Life on Mars – The Primordial Scoop

Life on Mars? 40 Years Later, Viking Lander Scientist Still Says ‘Yes’ | Space

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

21 Things People Were Shocked, Confused, And Bamboozled To Learn Later In Life

I always thought the cotton that came in an aspirin bottle was necessary and important – for decades I carefully replaced it whenever I took out a pill.