BY THE NUMBERS from Nature Conservancy: 414 acres added in 2015 to its Tug Hill Conservation Area in central New York. 48,230 acres of southeastern Colorado grasslands purchased in June 2015. 5,359 acres of bald cypress and tupelo forest along Louisiana's Atchafalaya River protected in July 2015. Read more about the projects plus read about the 100-million acre "Emerald Edge"-- Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the world's largest intact temperate rainforest in Nature Conservancy February/March 2016 http://www.nature.org/magazine/
lade transitive verb: To put a load or burden on or in; To put or place as a load especially for shipment; To load heavily or oppressively; dip, ladle intransitive verb: To take on cargo; To take up or convey a liquid by dipping http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lade
bill of lading A legal document between the shipper of a particular good and the carrier detailing the type, quantity and destination of the good being carried. The bill of lading also serves as a receipt of shipment when the good is delivered to the predetermined destination. This document must accompany the shipped goods, no matter the form of transportation, and must be signed by an authorized representative from the carrier, shipper and receiver. http://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/billoflading.asp
"If a lie gets too much attention, it can grow." "The moon broke off but couldn't run away, held in place by the grasp of spinning earth's gravitational affection." "Maybe safe is about the company you keep and not about the road you take?" Eve, a novel by Wm. Paul Young
suffix: ware 1. Used to form nouns denoting, collectively, items made from a particular substance. glassware 2. Used to form nouns denoting, collectively, items of a particular kind or for a particular use. giftware 3. Commonly used to form terms for classes of software. freeware, shareware, vaporware, wetware.
Pennyroyal, a species of mint, is the Pulegium of the Romans, so named by Pliny from its reputed power of driving away fleas--pulex being the Latin for flea, hence the Italian pulce and the French puce. This name given the plant in ancient times has been retained as its modern specific name. It is sometimes known to the country-people as 'Run by the Ground' and 'Lurk in the Ditch,' from its manner of growth. It was formerly much used in medicine, the name Pennyroyal being a corruption of the old herbalists' name 'Pulioll-royall' (Pulegium regium), which we meet also in the Middle Ages as 'Piliole-rial.' It has been known to botanists since the time of Linnaeus as Mentha Pulegium. One of its popular names is 'Pudding Grass,' from being formerly used in stuffings for hog's puddings ('grass' being, like 'wort,' a word simply meaning 'herb'). A famous stuffing was once made of Pennyroyal, pepper and honey. "Bear in mind A Modern Herbal was written with the conventional wisdom of the early 1900's. This should be taken into account as some of the information may now be considered inaccurate, or not in accordance with modern medicine." See words to the Christmas Carol "Pennyroyal" at https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/p/pennyr23.html
Charles Bukowski was a prolific underground writer who used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life and the downtrodden in American society. Though Bukowski died in 1994, his posthumous career has proven to be just as prolific. Due in part to the unique relationship he had with his publisher, John Martin, the editor of Black Sparrow Books, Bukowski’s massive output continues to make an appearance in book form every other year or so. Posthumous works, such as The People Look Like Flowers At Last: New Poems (2008), address subjects similar to those in his first collection. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/charles-bukowski
Bukowski Memorial Readings began in 1969, and in Toledo--there will be a reading at The Attic on Adams on Sunday, March 6, 2016. For information, call 419-243-5350.
“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print." Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) historian and author http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/11087-books-are-the-carriers-of-civilization-without-books-history-is
MetPublications is a portal to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to 700 titles published from 1964 to the present.
A participle is a form of a verb that is used in a sentence to modify a noun, noun phrase, verb, or verb phrase, and then plays a role similar to an adjective or adverb. The two types of participle in English are traditionally called the present participle (forms such as writing, singing and raising; these same forms also serve as gerunds and verbal nouns) and the past participle (forms such as written, sung and raised; regular participles such as the last, as well as some irregular ones, have the same form as the finite past tense). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participle
What is it like to have a 'real' birthday once every four years? by Adrian McCoy Read stories about leaplings at http://www.post-gazette.com/life/lifestyle/2016/02/26/Happy-Birthday-Leap-Year-Leaplings/stories/201602190235 and
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/02/the-leaplings-birthday-paradox/470361/. Find birthdays of notable leaplings (or leapers) at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29#Notable_29_February_births
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2015 on February 28, 2016. Find list of awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/88th_Academy_Awards
http://librariansmuse.blogspot.com Issue 1434 February 29, 2016 On this date in 1796, the Jay Treaty between the United States and Great Britain came into force, facilitating ten years of peaceful trade between the two nations. On this date in 2008, Misha Defonseca admitted to fabricating her memoir, Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, in which she claimed to have lived with a pack of wolves in the woods during the Holocaust.