Louise Penny is putting out another Gamache mystery

Louise Penny is one of my favorite mystery writers. Not only are her characters real, her plots interesting, but the community she writes about feels like a second home where I care about everyone. Her newest book will be out in Kindle format on August 27th. From MacMillan's email to me: The air is thick … Continue reading Louise Penny is putting out another Gamache mystery

Kindles were on sale briefly and have now had a (slight) upgrade

I grabbed the bottom Amazon Kindle for a loaner when priced last week at $49.99 (without special offers) and encouraged a friend to buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite at $99.99. Turns out the sale preceded minor improvements to both versions but not enough to regret the purchases. The bottom level Amazon Kindle is receiving the … Continue reading Kindles were on sale briefly and have now had a (slight) upgrade

Do you have first generation AirPods? Here’s how to sell them to get the new version

The surprise (to me) in these suggestions is to sell the case and each ear's Pod separately as Apple's replacement charges are do high. Whoda thought? 9to5Mac.com often has good ideas. https://9to5mac.com/2019/03/20/how-sell-used-airpods/ How to get the most money from selling your used AirPods Michael Potuck - Mar. 20th 2019 12:58 pm PT @michaelpotuck Want to … Continue reading Do you have first generation AirPods? Here’s how to sell them to get the new version

Bomb cyclones of the Mid-West remove the rich soil we’re counting on to feed us

As Mother Jones explains below, the sight of the spectacular flooding has been impressive but flooding is only the tip of our bread basket's problems with the bomb cyclone -- and others to come. The force of these floods is carrying away the soil that we need for our crops at the same time that … Continue reading Bomb cyclones of the Mid-West remove the rich soil we’re counting on to feed us

US kills more people with guns per capita than any country that’s not at war

There is something truly sick about this beloved country of mine that the rights of gun owners are valued more than the rights of other people, even children, to live. It took New Zealand ONE mass shooting to decide to take care of the problem for the future. What's wrong with us? https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-newzealand-shootout-ardern-guncontrol-idUKKCN1R205V? WORLD NEWS … Continue reading US kills more people with guns per capita than any country that’s not at war

Paris Agreement target temperatures could be exceeded by 2023 (five years)

The voices of school children and environmentalists calling for immediate cessation of the production and use of fossil fuels are not radical or extreme. They're trying to prevent disaster within our own lifetimes. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/06/met-office-global-warming-could-exceed-1-point-5-c-in-five-years Met Office: global warming could exceed 1.5C within five years Lowest Paris agreement target may temporarily be surpassed for first time … Continue reading Paris Agreement target temperatures could be exceeded by 2023 (five years)

Water shortage within 25 years in a surprising place

Another post today discusses the water shortages that already exist in parts of Africa. This shows it's not just the far away, arid, drought-stricken parts of the world that should be planning for less water. Merry Olde England is at risk too. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/18/england-to-run-short-of-water-within-25-years-environment-agency England could run short of water within 25 years Exclusive: Environment Agency chief … Continue reading Water shortage within 25 years in a surprising place