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Yellow Springs News Blogs Section :: Page 13

  • BLOG— On Trump’s triumph

    In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the words of a fine Norwegian poet came to mind: “It’s not all as evil as you think.”

  • BLOG-Lessons Learned

    Whose teachings do we take to heart in this country? My grandfather’s or my great grandfather’s?

  • Yarn Registry BLOG: A Landfill is an Ecosystem Unto Itself, part III

    Insects are important to the decomposition of garbage because they eat a lot of trash and tunnel their way through it, which mixes and aerates it. Some insects find their way to the trash, while some are inadvertently brought to it. In interesting case of filth in reverse, cockroaches are often found in landfills, as they hitch a ride in the belongings humans have discarded.

  • BLOG-Restrain or Reset

    We have more than one brain. And getting them to work together is not always easy.

  • Yarn Registry BLOG: A Landfill is an Ecosystem Unto Itself, part II

    The smallest layer of life in a landfill — a “robust set” of microscopic bacteria, fungus, yeast, and protozoa — consumes and digests organic materials in garbage, breaking it down like an enormous compost pile and producing huge amounts of methane gas as a byproduct of their activities.

  • BLOG — Ain’t afraid of no ghost

    Who ya gonna call?

    My daughter, Lucy, isn’t afraid of ghosts — but I am.

  • BLOG-Blue Light

    Why do we call them smart devices when they dumbly disrupt our sleep?

  • Yarn Registry BLOG: A Landfill is an Ecosystem Unto Itself, part I

    The concentration of man-made goods, harsh chemicals, and organic waste all rotting together makes for an environment that doesn’t — and can’t — exist anywhere in the natural world. And yet the landfill is teeming with life. Landfills, while ostensibly inhospitable, have become a biological niche, a biome based around humanity’s waste.

  • BLOG-Cavernous Heart

    Dig deep. Be kind.

  • Yarn Registry – Can Older Brothers be Trusted? (Probably not.)

    “When I was younger, I would try to get my brother to believe outrageous things. The idea was to tell him something plausible enough to sound legit but ridiculous enough that if he believed it, he would look dumb and I would look hilarious.”

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