Yet another effect of a changed climate that hasn’t been input into the models of the future

Humans are so darn certain that we can think of every variable even when we're trying to anticipate whether the climate crisis already gripping us could result in an extinction level event that could include us. Am auditing a marvelous class at Bennington taught by Judith Enck (@enckj) of Beyond Plastics (https://www.beyondplastics.org/staff/judith-enck-president) on the disasters … Continue reading Yet another effect of a changed climate that hasn’t been input into the models of the future

U.S. delivery dates for iPhone 13 Pro and iPad Mini slip into October

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/09/23/ipad-mini-iphone-13-pro-delivery-dates-slip-to-late-october-in-us iPad mini, iPhone 13 Pro delivery dates slip to late October in US AppleInsider Staff | Sep 23, 2021 Apple's iPad mini and iPhone 13 Pro devices are seeing strong demand in the U.S. following an unveiling and start to preorders last week, with estimated delivery dates for some configurations pushed into November. The iPad mini, arguably the … Continue reading U.S. delivery dates for iPhone 13 Pro and iPad Mini slip into October

WSJ comments on the new iPhone 13 models — incremental changes

I generally keep my iPhones until there's a real reason to move. I bought my iPhone Mini when I traded in my iPhone 7 Plus. After watching the recent presentation, I couldn't think of a single feature that was worth spending another thousand dollars so soon. Interesting to see Joanna agree. https://www.wsj.com/articles/iphone-13-pro-max-mini-review-11632223198? iPhone 13 Review: … Continue reading WSJ comments on the new iPhone 13 models — incremental changes

Water needed to extract fossil fuels from tar sands wiping out local water table

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/19/tar-sands-pipeline-minnesota-lakes Tar sands ‘They screwed up our lake’: tar sands pipeline is sucking water from Minnesota watersheds The Anishinaabe people are rallying to save their lakes and their traditional wild rice harvests Low water levels mean rice harvesters can’t paddle their canoes to their traditional harvesting areas. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images Will Parrish@willparrishcaSun 19 Sep 2021 … Continue reading Water needed to extract fossil fuels from tar sands wiping out local water table

Health insurers stopping full coverage of COVID expenses

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/18/covid-hospital-bills-insurance-deductible/ The days of full covid coverage are over. Insurers are restoring deductibles and co-pays, leaving patients with big bills. Large insurance companies waived cost-sharing for coronavirus care in 2020, but it has sprung back in 2021 By Christopher RowlandSeptember 18, 2021 at 5:41 p.m. EDT Jamie Azar left a rehab hospital in Tennessee this week … Continue reading Health insurers stopping full coverage of COVID expenses

Erin French’s memoir became a best seller — and what’s going to happen next for author and book

Below you get insight about the author of a memoir AND the story of how her book (and many others) are adapted for other media, including films and short series. http://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/books/review/finding-freedom-erin-french.html? Erin French Dishes About Writing, Survival and Takeout Of the instant bestsellerdom of her memoir, “Finding Freedom,” Erin French said, “I’m still trying to … Continue reading Erin French’s memoir became a best seller — and what’s going to happen next for author and book

U.S. COVID-19 death toll now greater than that of 1918 pandemic

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/573011-us-covid-19-death-toll-surpasses-that-of-1918-pandemic US COVID-19 death toll surpasses that of 1918 pandemic BY PETER SULLIVAN - 09/20/21 03:58 PM EDT The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemic, according to a tracker from Johns Hopkins University, highlighting the extraordinary damage incurred by the current virus. The U.S. has passed 675,000 deaths, the estimated toll from … Continue reading U.S. COVID-19 death toll now greater than that of 1918 pandemic

iOS 15 available now for iPhone and iPad

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/20/apple-ios15-release-features-updating/ Apple’s iOS 15 is available for iPhones and iPads. Here’s what you need to know. Starting Monday [9/20/21], you can download the latest software on your Apple devices By Heather KellyToday at 10:56 a.m. EDT Apple’s iOS update is the annual consolation prize for people not buying the newest iPhone model. Instead of spending hundreds of … Continue reading iOS 15 available now for iPhone and iPad

When there’s a new iOS as feature filled as iOS 15, you can’t stop at one article

Here's one overall review from a solid source and then links to a number of specialized articles as each reader wants to know something different about iOS 15. Something in this grab bag should talk about what you want to know. But first the review. https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/09/20/ios-15-review---a-solid-update-with-excellent-new-features? Review iOS 15 review - A solid update with … Continue reading When there’s a new iOS as feature filled as iOS 15, you can’t stop at one article

A cookie review for a smile

http://www.westsiderag.com/2021/09/15/heres-the-dish-silver-moon-bakerys-chocolate-chip-cookie Here’s the Dish: Silver Moon Bakery’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Posted on September 15, 2021 at 11:06 am by Carol Tannenhauser By Regan Elyse Murray Here’s the dish on Silver Moon’s gooey-yet-crunchy, chewy-but-soft chocolate chip cookie. Often overlooked amidst the many capable contenders for favorite cookie on the UWS, I believe the dessert merits its … Continue reading A cookie review for a smile

Looking for a book to read? Here’s the long list for National Book Awards fiction

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-2021-national-book-awards-longlist-fiction? The 2021 National Book Awards Longlist: Fiction By The New Yorker September 17, 2021 Illustration by Eve Liu This week, The New Yorker announced the longlists for the 2021 National Book Awards. Earlier, we presented the lists for Young People’s Literature, Translated Literature, Poetry, and Nonfiction. This year’s longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction includes three début … Continue reading Looking for a book to read? Here’s the long list for National Book Awards fiction