A TALE OF MOTHERS AND PINOT NOIR
Remember earlier this month when I told you about meeting the son, Tom Wark, I gave up for adoption when he was born?
Now Tom has written about our meeting in a story he calls A Tale of Mothers and Pinot Noir. You can read it here. It is beautiful.
Yes, Christmas has come and gone but I probably won't be here for it next year so let's enjoy this together now:
Thank reader John Starbuck for the laugh.
Winter is settling in and that means dangerous ice. Or sometimes it's just funny.
Mental Floss has some good advice about how to walk in icy places.
NURSES MOST REVERED PROFESSION
For the 17th year in a row, nurses come in first – rated the most ethical and honest profession by 84 percent of Americans polled in a survey by Gallup.
What group of people came in last? You can find out at the Gallup story.
JUSTICE GINSBURG HOME FROM HOSPITAL
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – the notorious RBG – is home from the hospital after successful surgery for lung cancer. It's her third bout with cancer and doctors are predicting a full recovery.
GLAMOUR SHOTS OF REPTILES
I first clicked on the link to this story because the headline, as above, is so deliciously incongruous. And guess what? It's not wrong. (Images from Tropical Herping.)
You can see more at Atlas Obscura.
ERIC CHIEN IPAD MAGIC
Thank Hank Berez for this amazing magician's iPad fun.
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH ELEPHANT SEALS
As the husband of the woman in this video explains:
”It was while we were ashore in South Georgia on this huge gravel beach filled with King Penguins and elephant seals, that Jess laid down on the ground to get some cool low-angle shots of some passing King Penguins, when suddenly one of these huge baby elephant seals flopped over to investigate Jess, and was soon joined by another.
“Before she knew it, she was being squashed by several of these 100kg+ adorable animals, snuffling, burping and sniffing all over her.”
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