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Spotted this ad in the July/August 2014 issue of The Atlantic.

Seedless Watermelon Brought to you by Monsanto

Thanks to advances in traditional breeding, Monsanto has developed new seedless varieties of watermelon that still deliver the classic, sweet watermelon flavor. It’s just one way we’re creating better food choices for a growing planet. Innovation has never tasted so delicious.

To learn more visit Discover.Monsanto.com.

Come on guys, they don’t sound so bad. It’s a growing planet and we’re gonna need to engineer food so we don’t have to eat any soylent green.


At the risk of sounding like an apologist, are people’s problems with Monsanto – the ones I read about from naturalist-type friends on Facebook, because Monsanto is EVIL or because Monsanto does everything they can to protect themselves within a broken system of patent law? If it wasn’t them, it would be somebody else.

In The Moment

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Went for an afternoon hike last week. I should do more of these. Change the scenery. Get some fresh air. Clean out your brain. Stop thinking. Just be. Be one with nature. My car needs an inspection. Be in the moment. Did my last email come off too abrasive? Look at that loon. The loon is your spirit animal. When am I supposed to get all that stuff done? Maybe tomorrow. The loon just went under water.

“And yet, surviving isn’t exactly winning”


Picked up Chunky Comic Reader the other day. Had been using Comic Zeal for a while, but I’m finding Chunky Comic Reader to be a little simpler and more to my liking, especially if you don’t intend on maintaining a CBR collection on your iPad. It also lets you make clippings like this and share them via the standard iOS share services.

This is from Saga, which everybody appears to like.