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A Bridge-t-oo far

Originally posted on Beth Byrnes:
I think the key to this whole New Jersey Bridge-gate will be Bridget Anne Kelly. Any moment now, she is going to unleash on Christie, who accused her of being stupid and mendacious.  Steve Kornacki has an interesting explanation of why this is likely.  It has happened to Christie before.…

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The Problem with ‘Saving the Bees’

Originally posted on The Liber Ero Blog: Reports from the front lines of conservation biology:
A native bumble bee (photo Sheila Colla). By Sheila Colla I’ve been researching pollinator declines over the past decade. It has been encouraging and inspiring to see my chosen subject matter go from completely off the general public’s radar to…

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Insects eat up more urban trash than rats do—and they’re dying out

I rarely re-blog, but this is a topic about which I feel very strongly. We may not like the look or “feel” of insects surrounding us, but they are vital to our ecological well being. At our house, we encourage outdoor insects like ants (excellent for cleaning away detritus and aerating soil), earthworms, spiders, bees, […]

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The Un-y-moon – Part I

Originally posted on Beth Byrnes:
Since I last published this post almost a year ago, I was concerned that the players involved might somehow stumble upon it and be furious.  But I have relaxed a bit about this since my husband, Geoffrey never reads this blog, and I have kept to an absolute minimum any…

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Recipe: Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Originally posted on A Spoonful of Style:
I’m not a big fan of chocolate cake so it will come as no surprise to hear that brownies don’t feature high on my list of favourite things to bake. Recently though, I’ve come across several recipes for blondies – basically brownies without the chocolate – which I…

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