Prince was an amazing musician! He will be greatly missed.
There’s obviously a lot that most people do not know about Timbuktu. It’s on my bucket list to go visit this place one day.
Ahhh… what a wonderful story. Too good not to post. A great example of people coming together.
Thanks to Ray Fair, a professor in the economics department at Yale, runners have an exact schedule that will predict how their performance will decline as they age.
Another centenarian who is an amazing inspiration. This, just published in the New York Times. Included is a short video of Ida, on the right (pictured above). On the left is her daughter.
I’ll never forget this guy’s music. 1999, Controversy, Purple, etc. What an influential figure he was – defying conventions, rules, and efforts to conform. He set an incredible example – as a number of other musicians have – stretching boundaries. An extraordinarily talented and creative person. Goodbye, Prince! We will miss you.
Here is a link to a New York Times article announcing his untimely death.
With an average winter temperature of -58° F, I’d say this is a pretty cold place. Apparently, one has to cover almost every bit of exposed skin at that temperature to avoid frostbite! Additionally, the essay states that people must use outhouses as pipes cannot be buried in the permafrost. It’s amazing how people adapt to a particular environment. The way one would live growing up in, say, Florida (without air conditioning – back in the old days) versus a community in Siberia, like the one described in the essay, is quite fascinating.