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Everything from oryx to reindeer

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Boston Globe Big Picture: Amazing animals 2016. “A collection of images depicting many types of creatures around the world.” By Leanne Burden Seidel.

One more day until the US election

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Quartz.com: America is more fragile than you think: A former Marine Corps officer on why voters must defeat Donald Trump.

“When I came back from Iraq the second time, I had trouble driving. My tours as a Marine had shown me how easily metal could tear through flesh. Now I was acutely aware that life is precarious. I was amazed that people could be blasé while driving 80 mph. Could they not see that a small mistake could be enough to kill them?

I feel the same way now as an American citizen, watching a good portion of the country consider voting for Donald Trump. Having grown up in the Midwest and served in the military, I can understand why both have large constituencies supporting the Republican presidential candidate. But I believe Trump supporters underestimate how fragile what we have is.”

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