This Map Tells You Where to Find Perfect Weather Any Time of the Year

From Conde Nast Traveler by Cassie Shortsleeve:

“There’s a lot to be said for lingering shoulder seasons and quieter off seasons that present the perfect opportunity to explore a destination without, well, everyone else. But sometimes, we want to hit a place at its prime. Hence, the ever-popular Google search, ’What’s the best time to visit [insert-destination-here]?’ Problem is, that search often yields underwhelming results: wide temperature ranges that don’t quite dictate future plans.

Enter Ryan Whitaker, a data and digital guru who crafted a handy new tool published on DecisionData.org to help travelers track temperatures at any given week around the world, Lonely Planet reports.”

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/this-map-tells-you-where-to-find-perfect-weather-any-time-of-the-year

 

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Fog

Teacher as Transformer

Our spring is arriving in spits and spurts. There have been spring blizzards with accumulating snow. Another part of our spring is fog. It is unusual in Edmonton and could be due to the warming and cooling that has occurred.

In keeping with the slow arrival of spring and the fog, I wrote this poem. When we lived in Prince George, BC, fog was more common. The city is in a valley at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. Edmonton has fog around the North Saskatchewan River, but the valley is not the same.

In Prince George, if I drove out of the bowl, I looked back and saw the fog hanging over the city. Its lines were not clearly drawn, but blurred and uneven.

Look back into the valley’s bowl

Fog hangs;

The city evaporates,

Gray lines blur my vision.

The road ends at the next curve,

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The Universal Language of Crappy Driving

From The Atlantic City Lab by Gracie McKenzie:

“From the California stop to the Pittsburgh left, questionable choices behind the wheel are less local than the names we give them—except when they aren’t.”

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/04/universal-language-bad-driving/517626/?utm_source=nl__link6_041217

I wonder how the terminology compares to that of India and other places. Thank you Duane for sharing this article. — Jenny

 

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East, West & History

La Paz Group

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The podcast of this discussion kept sitting there, waiting to be listened to, since last July. Finally I had time to focus on it, and wow. It is worth an hour of your time if you have had the opportunity to live in both East and West and still wonder how to make sense of the experiences; and if you appreciate historical parallels as learning tools:

There’s a new school of history that’s revolutionising the way we look at the past. For centuries, our history has been taught in separate chunks, with the classical, European world divided from China and the East. This traditional, somewhat lazy history of civilisation, zeroing in on the Western Mediterranean, drastically restricts our understanding of the world – and the crucial ideas and problems that have affected human civilisation as a whole; from politics to religion; from war to money.

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