Email not displaying correctly? Try reading it here

Why is this taking so long...

 

...What are you reading, War and Peace? Well, actually, yes. Yes, I am reading War and Peace – the monumental work by Leo Tolstoy. It’s thanks to the “Great American Read,” a few years back when I decided to really tackle the classics. 'Where is all this going?' you ask...well, I'll tell you.  

This week the Russian government returned the remains of one of Napoleon’s favorite Generals, Charles-√Čtienne Gudin. I just happened to read all about the Battle of Smolensk in War and Peace, and thought what an interesting intersection of the novel and real life events. Yay for books!

In other news, ice worms!  Not these ice worms described in the adorable PBS Kids show, Molly of Denali, but these ice worms described on a glacier by Nell Greenfieldboyce.

Swing and a miss? Hardly for Pete Alonso at the MLB Home Run Derby early this week, with his Maine-made Dovetail bat. Check our feature from few years back on them.

Lastly, more from BBC, or Beeb as some know it… the most recent word on night owls vs. early morning risers. Since the Tour De France nightly stage repeat is keeping me up, I’m with team night owls this week.

If you need music, perhaps Kraftwerk’s Tour De France Album?

Also thanks to Esta for sitting in last week, a Raymond Poulidor to my Jacques Antiel perhaps? (Going for the Maillot Jaune with this one!)

 

Zzzzz,

Mark

 

Mark Simpson, News Director
 
 

PBS NewsHour: Will An 18-Year-Old Pop Star Convince Young People That The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Good 4 U?

Read More

Maine Public: King On Legislation That Would Expedite Visas For Afghans Who Helped U.S. Troops

Read More

BBC: France Receives Remains Of Napoleonic General From Russia

Read More
 

Maine Public: Mills Vetoes Consumer Takeover Of Maine’s 2 Dominant Utilities, Leaves Door Open To Changes

Read More

NPR News: It's Summer, And That Means The Mysterious Return Of Glacier Ice Worms

Read More

Maine Public: Energy Office Releases Preferred Site For Offshore Wind Farm

Read More

BBC Science Focus: Early Risers And Night Owls: A Neuroscientist Explains Who Is Happiest Once And For All

Read More

WBUR: Artist Explores History Of Indigo In Exhibit Paying Homeage To Majestic Ruin In Haiti

Read More

NPR News: Why Remote Work Might Not Revolutionize Where We Work

Read More

Have you heard about the Eat Drink Lucky daily email newsletter?

They have been super generous in sharing the news about so many of Maine Public’s community initiatives over the past few years, that they deserve a serious shout out.  Each day they cover Greater Portland in three short tips about food, drink, and lifestyle. Hot restaurants, cool art installations, and must-see musical performances are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg with Eat Drink Lucky…

Sign up here

 

 

 

Copyright © Maine Public, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.