Changing My Poetic Punctuation Style After 1870 Poems the poem visually first

If you see a poem
With at least one line
Ending in a long dash –
You should read that poem –
With a pause at the end
Of only the lines –
Ending with that long dash

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Definition: Sunny-day Flooding, Radiative or Climate Forcing, Cloud Parameterization, Insolation, Four Way Test, Rotarians

One talk, complex science, modern phenomena, and deep philosophy!

Btw, there’s a new building in Halifax I know that’s going to be prone to sunny day flooding… but nobody seems to be listening.


Radiative or climate forcing

The difference between insolation absorbed by the Earth and energy radiated back to space



Sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface, or is absorbed by it


(Cloud) parameterization

Method of replacing (cloud) processes that are too small-scale or complex to be physically represented in the (atmospheric) model by a simplified process



Rotary Club members


Four Way Test

A nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships (Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?)


Sunny-day flooding

Flooding that occurs just when tides are high due to rising sea levels, rather than abnormal weather events


A More Efficient, and Quieter Way to Pin on Pinterest

If you pin on Pinterest more for your needs than to get followers, this is a faster way to pin and keep your pins all organized rather than pinning one item to the proper board all the time. It’s also “quieter” because only your followers who follow one specific board, or every board, will see what you’re pinning. But if you were pinning primarily to get followers, and would want as many people to see as many pins as possible all the time, then this isn’t for you.

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The Smith Cloud is our Galaxy’s Fart Coming Back to Us

I learned about the Smith Cloud today via the video below from NASA. It’s a gas cloud the mass of about 2 million Suns (not much astronomically), moving at a high velocity of about 700,000 miles per hour. It’s one of many circling the Milky Way, but one that is coming back to collide with the Milky Way. When it does, it’ll just kind of merge in and cause a lot of new stars to form from all the gas and energy it carries, not much more. Boring, with a slightly mysterious history likely unraveled, unless you look at it in a different way with a scientifically apt metaphor…

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