The behemoth/warehouse styles of book stores are definitely having problems competing with Amazon, but my neighborhood indicates that there's still room for the curated, personalized book store. This one is expected to open this week. https://www.westsiderag.com/2018/05/22/what-to-expect-at-the-upper-west-sides-new-shakespeare-co-bookstore-and-cafe What to Expect at the Upper West Side’s New Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore and Cafe Posted on May 22, … Continue reading Another bookstore about to open on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
Everything needs a label.... Well, no it doesn't. Books labeled science fiction have, from the beginning, described futures where mankind or nature (or both) have produced a very different world. A number of these books are not recent at all. However, if labeling them cli-fi produces more sales, bravo. https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Cli-Fi-Books-45479861 Never Heard of Cli-Fi? Here … Continue reading Oh goody! Another genre of fiction. We NEED one of those. Cli-fi and a short list.
I've written about beavers before. Hunted to near extinction when their fur was used extensively for men's hats, they've remained unpopular because of their stubborn habit of putting dams in places that they prefer rather than in locations convenient for humans. As part of the trend (I hope) to working with nature, it's time to … Continue reading Beavers can help reduce effects of climate change and global warming
The original story about greatly accelerated warming of the oceans was frightening. Nice to know that the methodology used to reach that conclusion was wrong. Moreover, how pleasant that the researchers didn't let their pride keep them from notifying the public. https://www.washingtonpost.com/energy-environment/2018/11/14/scientists-acknowledge-key-errors-study-how-fast-oceans-are-warming/?utm_term=.6021b57d420a
DecalGirl, a company that I have often dealt with, and always with good results, is now selling decals for the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite (10th generation). Their latest discount will be shown on the home page but is, I believve, 25%. The decals are easy to apply and to remove while their delivery is fast and … Continue reading DecalGirl now offering decals for the newest version of Kindle Paperwhite
This article mentions, but only in its final paragraph, the very successful composting program offered by GrowNYC. That’s the one i use. It requires participants to collect compost at home and periodically deliver the collection to the nearby green market. My understanding is that they've collected one million tons of compost by that method. The … Continue reading Composting isn’t easy — I deliver mine to the local green market when my container is full — how about you?
One of the primary purposes of using the iCloud Photo Library is to make it easy to share your photos with people who aren't using Apple devices. If that happens to be important to you, this will tell you how. Only fair to disclose that I do Not either backup or store my photos to … Continue reading How to share iCloud Photo Library photos with anyone, and revoke permission