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The Swan and The Goose

The Swan and The Goose
by Aesop
(Rendered into verse by William Ellery Leonard)

A rich man bought a Swan and Goose-
That for song, and this for use.
It chanced his simple minded cook
One night the Swan for Goose mistook.
But in the dark about to chop
The Swan in two above the crop,
He heard the lyric note, and stayed
The action [...]

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Fly me to the moon

Who was the scheduled astronaut that was to be part of the primary crew of Apollo 13, but could not go because he was diagnosed with an illness?
What was the illness?
The first friend that writes a post with the correct answers will win a copy of Moonfinder.

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Blue Moon

After which event the moon was said to appear blue for almost two years?
The first friend that writes a post with the correct answer (also, write your source) will win a copy of Moonfinder, the new story book of Jay Ryan.
You can listen the song Blue Moon performed by Ella Fitzgerald while searching for the [...]

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Moonfinder, now available!

Moonfinder, the new story book of Jay Ryan (the same author of Signs & Seasons) is now available.

Soon, to give away two copies here in the blog, I am thinking the questions

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Ready for his first presentation in Arabic

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“Morning” by Emily Dickinson

Will there really be a “Morning”?
Is there such a thing as “Day”?
Could I see it from the mountains
If I were as tall as they?
Has it feet like Water lilies?
Has it feathers like a Bird?
Is it brought from famous countries
Of which I have never heard?
Oh some Scholar! Oh some Sailor!
Oh some Wise Men from the skies!
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The Microscopic Life of the Venus fly trap

The next 1:40 min of video is the result of ten months of work. Since we received the first seeds the past March, we didn’t stop trying. This videos is a summary of succeeds, I have many pictures of the failure; perhaps later I will make a documentary about what it takes to grow Venus [...]

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