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You Are on the Supercontinent Rodinia

A little over a billion years ago, some continental crust got smushed together. Note: Continental crust is a lot like pie crust, an ancient frangible confection that inexorably disintegrates! At least, that’s the case in my kitchen. Although I love to bake, the creation of a flaky, delicate pie crust has eluded me, in spite…

Sturdy Citrus

A Pineapple Grows in Bronx

There’s a thought-provoking show of medicinal plants at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx right now. 4.5 billion of the world’s people regularly use plants to treat illness or for other healthcare purposes. Burrowing our heads into a big bush of lemon balm was invigorating and the favorite smell of the day. It…

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The Magic Numbers of Nature

Here is a 1 minute meditation (it starts with three bells and ends with one). To do this, you can sit, stand, or lie down. You can do it on the subway or in the parking lot before you get out of your car. Soon I’ll post 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and…