Typewriter of the moment: Langston Hughes

August 11, 2007

Langston Hughes at his typewriter

Langston Hughes at his typewriter. Photo from the Kennedy Center.

Manuscript of Langston Hughes' poem,

Manuscsript of “Harlem,” with correction marks. From Kennedy Center website – Harlem Renaissance


Bubba, we’re not in Texas anymore . . .

August 11, 2007

Among other reasons people shouldn’t inject religion into biology is that knowledge of biology can protect one from harm. From Dorigo, at A Quantum Diaries Survivor, in this case, a little mycological knowledge is not only useful to prevent illness, it allows appreciation of beauty:

This morning while following the trail to Malga Nemes, above Passo di Montecroce Comelico, we found a spot of the woods very densely populated with specimens of Amanita Muscaria, a venomous mushroom which has a very esthetic appearance. The intense red color of the cap, covered with white warts, is very distinctive.
Here is a trio which was particularly good looking:

Definitely NOT Texas.

Dorigo is a physicist, and usually very interesting. Don’t take my word for it — go check out his blog.


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