Jerri-Lynn right here. Some readers is perhaps confused by the obvious contradiction between Sunday’s put up asserting my impending retirement and the looks of my by-line right here in the present day. The reason: I’m certainly retiring, however not ’til the tip of this week. Earlier than then, I’ll be posting a bit in the present day and extra on Thursday, and launching a farewell put up as quickly as I end writing it.
Earlier than then, I wish to inform readers how a lot I appreciated the various variety feedback they posted in response to Sunday’s announcement. There’s no higher feeling a author can have than to listen to from her readers that they had been touched by – or discovered from her writing. And that’s particularly so when the viewers is the NC commentariat – one of the best commentariat. It’s been such a privilege to jot down for you.
Thanks a lot!
Lambert and I, and lots of readers, agree that Ukraine has prompted the worst informational atmosphere ever. We hope readers will collaborate in mitigating the fog of struggle — each actual fog and stage fog — in feedback. None of us want extra cheerleading and link-free repetition of memes; there are platforms for that. Low-value, link-free pom pom-wavers shall be summarily whacked.
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Antidote du Jour (Tracie H):
I paid a go to to the native nursery, Roger’s Gardens, earlier this month and naturally, though I used to be there with a good friend who was looking for vegetation, I had introduced my digicam alongside. Whereas she was busy wanting one thing up on her cellphone, I had an opportunity to take a couple of pictures of this strawberry tree. Whereas I used to be busy framing the colourful fruit, this candy Orange-crowned warbler popped in to feast on the plentiful provide of aphids.
See yesterday’s Hyperlinks and Antidote du Jour right here.