Keyword: Sura Jeselsohn
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An assumption can be made that while asteroids have tremendous destructive power, they hold no other interest for us. more
It is surprisingly busy out in space. There may not be any air, but there is an incredibly large amount of small natural objects. more
My favorite American holiday, Thanksgiving, is now over, with Christmas on its heels. While this is not a holiday I celebrate, the glitter of the decorations, the solemnity of the carol singers as snowflakes gently dust them, and the communal spirit of calm and good cheer is enjoyable. more
Walking behind the Whitehall, I saw a black dust mop on a leash ahead of me. Always eager to hear a good story, I struck up a conversation with the owner. more
Continuing our discussion on quilts from last week, cotton and its bolls have a particularly serious drawback as a commercial crop. more
Fabric has always attracted me. My mother was a home sewer, and when I would accompany her to a fabric store to pick out new material for our school clothes, I would wander down the aisles as she made her choices. For me, the stores were a wonderland of colors and patterns. more
Now that I am taking part in the iNaturalist effort, documenting as much of New York City’s flora as possible, I stop more frequently on my walks to check out seeming minutiae. more
Recently, I attended yet another meeting held by Community Board 8 about disingenuous developers acquiring a parcel of desirable land with the intent of building high-density buildings. more
Our pumpkin spider builds a new web every day. Because web silk is metabolically expensive, the spider eats its old web each evening before spinning a new one the next morning in order to conserve the protein content. more
Entomologists have an overall appreciation of insects. I, on the other hand, am much more selective. more
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