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"novella" Discussed on The Aloönæ Show

The Aloönæ Show

05:25 min | Last month

"novella" Discussed on The Aloönæ Show

"I've never really thought of that. The most crazy is that outrageous thing I've ever once achieved is. I'm really, you know what? I don't really know. I don't really know. I don't think that really ever thought of that really. I mean, I want to achieve a cup. I want to take a few a couple of things for like, you know, I never really thought it was a craziest thing. I went to, but if I had to say anything, I'd probably say. I don't know what I mean. I don't know if I can if I developed a developer. It boggles the mind, doesn't it? Yeah. So I had to come up with something in my head. I'd say skydive. I don't know, I'm afraid of heights. Yeah. I've always thought about skydiving, but I'm like, you know, even if I don't, even if I never do it, I still be at peace with it, 'cause it's like skydiving. So Eric, have you reached out to BJ or has she responded to you? Oh, no, not yet. Sorry, I was answering the question. Okay, that's cool. Try texting BJ. What recent work that she has done in terms of all the work. Okay. Well, we get that ball rolling. What was the funniest moment you've had? I wait, hold up. When you tell me to say what recent work has she done in her concert. Ask her, what recent work she has done. Okay. Okay, I got it now. Okay, cool. So what was the funniest moment you've had? Um. Hey. It's been a while. It's been a while. All right, I'd say the funny, I'd say the funniest moment I have ever had was feels like I'm getting interviewed. I was not prepared for this. Oh boy. You have all the time in the world, Eric. All right. I'd say the funny, huh? Novella called, wait, hold on, wait, a text, she sent the text and said, novella called

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

05:40 min | 5 months ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"2022, and this is your host, Stephen novella. Joining me this week are bob novella. Hey everybody, Cara Santa Maria. Howdy. Jane novella. Hey guys. And Devin Bernstein. Good evening, everyone. How is everyone? Good, good, good. Recovering. You're recovering from what? Oh. From surgery. Oh yeah, that's right. Yeah, that's right. I had surgery last Thursday, and I'm feeling almost a 100% now. I'm definitely have my appetite is back. I had no appetite for two days. I was super queasy post anesthesia. I'm not quite as weak as I was. I was very weak the first few days of sleeping an awful lot. And my head felt really buzzy and just off. Man, anesthesia sticks with you for a while. Oh yes, no joke. That's done. That's not normal though. I think it sounds like a little more of an extreme. No, it's pretty normal for total anesthesia. I mean, it's why they give you in your discharge instructions like don't operate. You can not drive today. You shouldn't shower until tomorrow, and even then you should take it easy. They say, I couldn't lift anything more than 5 pounds. I definitely remember like two days after I got a new carpet cleaner and I got so excited and I cleaned some spots that killer had left on the carpet and it exhausted me. I needed a nap after the carpet. But you know what, bob, you know, a part of the reason is so I definitely get to worse with age. And that's just the brain. Oh, yeah, if the last time you went under, you were young, you probably wouldn't. But there's some pharmacological reasons for that too, and I don't know exactly what drugs they gave you or how much or whatever. But when you get propofol. Yeah, when you get a lot of drugs for that are sedating because you had prolonged anesthesia, you've been in the hospital for a while getting those kinds of medications. Some of them are fat, soluble. So what happens is they give you enough to have a clinical effect. So there's a certain amount in your blood, but in order to achieve that, a lot of it gets distributed into your fat. And then over days and weeks that the medications come out of your fat back into your blood. So even though you're not taking the medications anymore, it could take days and days for it to clear it out of your skin. Yeah, some of my aftercare said two weeks to be careful about this kind of stuff. And granted, for me, it was about two, three days, but I mean, I remember I couldn't really watch TV. I was like, oh, I'm going to have a couple days off. I'm just going to lie about and watch TV. And I was like, focus. But to be fair, I was only under for an hour and a half. Yeah, it's not too much. So I didn't have terrible anesthesia, but I do think I was propofol and I had versed, which, you know, is like a woohoo. Anti anxiety medication and a fair amount of zofran and pepcid, like things to keep me from barfing thank goodness because I didn't barf. But I do think that there are different anesthesia cocktails that for different purposes. And so, you know, if people are remembering, oh, when I had my colonoscopy, it wasn't like that. I don't know if it's quite the same. That's like conscious sedation. Yeah, that's what I thought. It's not like the hardcore stuff. Like, I had a sore throat for two days. Yeah. Well, luckily, they didn't do full intubation. They did this secondary thing that just like, it's Supra epiglottal instead of going three or epiglottis, but it's still carves up your throat. Yeah, yeah. Oh, God. Yeah, so fun times. Fun times. Glad you're doing well. Thanks. Yes, you sound great. So, we don't often do this, so I have no shame about doing this whatsoever. We're going to do a segment of a couple of things of shameless promotion. Before we get to the news items, the first thing is that we have some shows coming up. Jay, you want to talk about that? Yeah, we have a lot of stuff coming up, Steve. So we will be in Arizona on July 15th and 16th. I'm both of those dates we'll be doing an extravaganza on the 15th we'll be doing an extravaganza in Phoenix and on the 16th we'll be doing a extravaganza in Tucson. We also have two private shows one in Phoenix and one in Tucson. Those dates and times literally by the time you hear this, they'll probably be on the website, so go take a look and if not, they'll be there very, very soon. You can go to the skeptics guy dot org slash events to see all this information. Now for the private shows we're doing something a little bit different. So I want to mention that normally we do record a two hour show, right? And there's a little bit of chit chat around it, but basically you're seeing us record a full two hour episode of the show. Now we're going to be starting to do an enhanced private show, a private show plus, we're still branding it, but it's something like that. We're going to be three hours. It's going to be about two hours, but three hours will still be doing a live show in the middle of it, but we're going to be doing other things just for the live audience is going to be a lot more interaction. We're going to be experimenting with different games and other events. And George might do some music or whatever. It's going to be an expanded event with a lot more interactive stuff going on in interaction, hanging out with us. So we're going to see how that goes. So yeah, so keep an eye out for that. And don't forget for the extravaganza as we also have VIP tickets where you get to spend an hour with us either before or after the show depending on the schedule of the venue. You get extra swag. You get to take pictures with us and stuff like that. So if you're not going to the private shows and you want some VIP time, that is an option for the extravaganza as well. Oh, and you get the best seats in the House. And you get the best seats. Yeah. Yep. All right, and so here's the other half of our shameless self promotion is the second book just launched. So not published, but it's publishing September 27th, but you can now pre order it. This is the skeptics guide to the future..

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

08:06 min | 8 months ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"I think it just, you know, actually, I don't know. So max may be for an hour and that propulsion adding to itself over the course of an hour. Oh, well then we'll think it will then how about this? When it finally is done lazing, the car goes going at 17 km/s. 17 km/s. What's that equivalent? So how long did it take us to get to the moon in the 60s and early 70s? Three days. A couple days. This would pass the moon in 8 hours. Wow. So it's bad for people's like, I don't know, organs. Yeah. Now, while the acceleration wouldn't be deadly. Okay. It wouldn't be deadly. You would not die. That's no, no. I'm not sure. Non deadly acceleration. Not deadly. It's not deadly, slightly non deadly. But I know that the deceleration is not deadly. I know that for sure. I went through the paper. I didn't find any acceleration numbers. Does it make you poop your pants? The probably. Yeah. Okay. I'm shitting myself right here. Now, of course, keeping keeping the laser aligned with the craft is important. And apparently there's side thrusters which would keep the craft aligned with the laser beam as the earth rotates. So that's important. The biggest problem then at this point is slowing down so the payload can get to Mars because the payload would be entering the Mars system at like 16 kilometers per second, so there's a slight amount of slowing down. 16 km/s. You're still booking pretty fast. So the problem is that you can't use a chemical rocket to slow down, right? Typically you would turn around, fire your chemical rocket and then decelerate at a safe at a safe level. But you can't do that because that would kind of do away with the whole point of this because if you had the fuel to slow it down, then that would mean that your thousand kilogram payload would be about 60 kilograms. So you would lose most of your payload, a huge chunk of your payload. So it just defeats the whole purpose of the challenge. So ideally you would have another layer, another laser on Mars and that laser would decelerate the craft. The anti laser. Right, but that never. But that we can't even talk about that because we need to be on Mars and build and build another laser to do that. So that's not going to be in the cards for a little while. Could you use a mirror to reflect the laser beam from earth then back at the back end of the rocket after it turns around? Wait, what do you mean from earth to Mars? So the lasers still on earth, and then when you need to slow down the ship turns around, and then it deploys a mirror that will reflect the laser beam back so that you can decelerate. I think something like that might be possible, but I don't think our lasers are up to that because you're like what halfway you'd be mostly on your way to Mars, you'd be so it's also the distance. Yeah, the distance, of course, you've got, yeah. Laser beams are focused and coherent, but not forever. But Steve, they do have and they do have a plan up here because I think what they do is they jettison that heating unit with the hydrogen in it. They jettison that after the hour. And then they could use the laser to do what they call a back burn so that it can come back. Come back to the earth. So they do have that. So it's reusable. But what they do is it's all about aero braking, right? They decelerate the payload using air aero braking air braking techniques, which has got to be tough because Mars's atmosphere is very, very thin. So that face is going to be very difficult. They say that it's going to be about 8 gs of deceleration. Which is nothing for most cargoes, and it's very doable for experienced humans. That's a lot. That's a lot of deceleration and we can't really do much more acceleration or deceleration than AGs, not for any extended period of time. Of course, but it is doable. The bigger problem is the atmospheric friction, even with the thin atmosphere of Mars. We actually do not have any tiles that could withstand that. But the researchers or the engineers claim that they are under active development. We will have before too long have thermal tiles. That can withstand that kind of deceleration at that velocity. So that's good. So now your question now might be, well, how feasible is this? Or is this just more bob novella pie in the sky Bologna? My response is first off, watch the attitude. And secondly, I will say that the paper focuses a lot on what it should in many ways. The most right, the most problematic components specifically these critical subsystems like the heating chamber and the arrow capture maneuver the paper really takes a hard long look at. And so their conclusion they say this. The preliminary design of critical subsystems necessary for such a spacecraft has not found fundamental technological roadblocks to realize this propulsion system. That's the best news of this entire thing. There's no deal breakers that they identified with these really complex components and maneuvers. So that's fantastic. But of course, you know, let's wait till we get some peer review too, of course, because this is, I don't think it's been peer reviewed yet, not that I'm aware of. And if this does work, the stats, Steve, Jay, you know, we worked on rockets and propulsion and all sorts of stuff for the book. The stats are really impressive. Really impressive, so more than I would have imagined. So the master power ratio values that may be achieved. So this is a quote from the paper. The master power ratio values that may be achieved via laser thermal propulsion, .001 to .010 kilograms per kilowatt are unparalleled, unparalleled, far below even though cited for advanced nuclear propulsion technologies. Now this is due to the fact little callback due to the fact that the power source remains on earth. And the delivered flux can be processed by low mass inflatable reflector. So yet again, we're seeing the benefits, the huge benefits of having the power source on the earth or not on the ship. It's huge. And you've got this low mass inflatable reflector that can handle the flux, the laser flux. So those two things are making are giving this propulsion amazing stats. The specific impulse is 3000 seconds, Steve versus chemical that's huge. That's huge. Chemical rockets have a specific impulse of 450 seconds. Now specific impulses, the total change to momentum or speed per unit of propellant mass. And they also tend to think of it as though as the time in seconds that the propellant engine can accelerate its starting mass at one G, blah, blah, blah, more seconds equals greater delta V so just remember specifically impulsive 3000 is of seconds. Is fantastic. And there's other, very tantalizing possibilities that this propulsion can do. And the paper addresses a little bit regarding cargo. We know that you can get more cargo using this method, right? They showed a potential tenfold increase in payload capacity, compared to the common centaur cryogenic upper stage. Tenfold order of magnitude increase in payload. That's like a sea change. That's huge. It's a milestone if they could really do it. They also say that this architecture is suitable for some things that conventional chemical rockets or even solar electric propulsion is unsuitable for, like, for example, rapid missions to the outer ice giants. We can't do that with conventional rockets. This can do that apparently. How about into the interstellar medium? You could use rockets like this to join the twin voyagers quicker than any other way to get there. It seems. Steve, you like this one. We could use this to intercept interstellar objects passing through the solar system, right? We could actually enter intercept them using this..

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

07:59 min | 1 year ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"And this is your host steven novella. Join this week or bob novella. Everybody care santamaria. Howdy jane novella guys and evan bernstein. Happy birthday jay. Thanks thank you jay. Safety actual day a nj agree to do a show on his birthday and that nice. I would rather be with my family and my kids and everything but the show steve sixteen years. We haven't missed a week right definitely you could say now. We haven't missed a week in sixteen years at my age. What am i doing here on a wednesday night in the middle of the week. You know like yeah. We celebrated already anyone to birthday party. Your fiftieth birthday when you had two huge parties in a row with a first party was the thanks partly. Oh yes what's the best way to surprise. Somebody throw them. A fake surprise. Party was so not expecting that second one. He was like negativity expecting it like like it. No way could even imagine that. Always going to have another one. That's even better so talk about a surprise. Misdirection seems like a lot of work and it was purchased. J. up for me i could see. I just think i've never had a surprise party. I don't know it. Just it's not like i guess. Big parties like at twenty thirty. I guess those are the only ones i've had. I hate. i hate you right forties coming. It's coming pretty soon so bad. I thought that she was taking me to play laser tag or something like i was like. I wanna play laser laser tag. Every did it a few years ago. It's always fun that's fun. I haven't done it since i was a teenager. It's a blast no pun intended. Did you it was like an indoor indoor. The next thing that i want to do though is a vr sweetie you know yes. Yes you know what that is cara. Maguire is that we're going to go to a. It's a vr studio where you are wearing the vr stuff your wireless right And what they do is they marry they. No no it's vr but they absolutely marry a vr environment to a real environment. So you reach out and you see a door in front of you is it. There's actually a door in front of you that you're opening that matches the door in the vr environment. I end there's like there's like gravel under your feet if it looks like there's gravel fee like that kind of stuff. Yeah that's cool. Yes there's ghostbusters. One and they give you a ghostbusters. Type unit that you hold in your hand that's feels like you're holding the Pro panic unlicensed accelerated. Actually i'm so going. There sounds cool all right. So did you guys see that. They announced the two hosts. A new host of jeopardy poster fulltime host a full-time host is michael richards. Who is just a game. You know what i mean. And then there's a second host who's going to specials and other jeopardy events and that is rethink lavar burton burn. Nope no you're a fan favourite. But they didn't pick him she woman. Yeah it's a miami alec. Yes oh odd choice. But it is an odd choice. Yeah yeah it's not well researched put. It was she. One of the rotating guest hosts that they try to. Oh she was and so she must have tested. Well i mean it may seem to us like it's an odd choice but they have lots of statistics they have lots of focus groups that they look at. The big bang theory was very popular. Yeah but you know they put so many people up so there's two problems i have one. Is you know. She's not an antibac- sir. But there were some questionable things in her history like her kid fully vaccinated and she basically said. It's none of your business. Why that is yeah. She's definitely promoted some like supplements. Yeah and then the second thing. She's a she's basically schilling for narita which is a brain supplement snake oil. So she's a snake oil salesman you know and she's a neuroscientist right agree to that. So yeah i'm unhappy with that think. Lavar detroit yeah yes so. Maybe he'll reform her snake oil ways. She did say that she did get the kids are cova vaccinated all right. Let's she says stupid things like but no vaccines one hundred percent. Yeah no no shit. No one percent. Why do you bother. That's as it were anybody. Tell me what is yes. So what's the implication there. What does that mean i know. Why why are you saying that you could say something. That's true but the fact that you feel like you have to say is reality. Thing reveal eight to review. That's what's telling you yeah exactly. That's like a weird dog whistle. I don't know there's just something dog whistle. that's exactly what it is. I'm not anti vaccine. But he has to throw a little dog. Was the anti of actress nod. Don't worry about it. i didn't like it. They should have just see gede. They got they got their fake. You know the deep fake audio. You'd think i mean if you think about all the footage they have of alexander back and roots. He spoke hundreds of thousands of all the guests and their names. Like you guys remember that episode of black mirror where they made a boyfriend just out of all of the texts and social meet right right voicemails like they could easily do that. Looks right the training. They could have done on all that video. Content would have been would have been like reeler than than real alex. I think today the three hours video careers. Thirty thousand hours of alex j you could. I could see a few hours to do. A deep deep fake audio fake but with a lot of Deep learning training. You're the more the better off. This is a perfect within reason. Of course you never need him to be next to the guest sees always in a different frame to. It's just like even easier true. He's never next to the guests show ready. Here's one weakness. It'd have to be on the fly this. That's what would make problem. Maybe extra top right. It's edited well. Not really though. It's they don't they don't retake questions. It's really important that they do everything as live as possible for the guests so that it's fair like they have a whole audience production team that keeps it very very fair for the for the competitor. That'd be a challenge though for the computers to deal with that it's just time interaction with humans in a way. That's i mean that's a little bit of some advanced a i to to have to have. It's basically the terry test right right but early on all he really have to do is go. That's incorrect or you've got it. That's the data that because ninety ninety. Eight percent of the interaction is pretty standard interaction. Just pull a database of of things that he could say that's true like someone's like when they tell you their life stories in the beginning here like that's interesting next contestant board game with the same things over gun that are increasingly out of context. Things that your character is actually doing right. I wonder i wonder. If the alex trebek's state would agree as much as i love. Alex travek..

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"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Charlotte Readers Podcast

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

"Yourself thin or your characters. Find themselves in there is humor. They're just natural humor. of things that don't make sense. So what. I would say this hard to believe someone would be criticized for recommending that other people wash their hands but having watched people criticize other before mask. I don't think that's a times of change too much in some respects so a little bit about the all the different ways that people find themselves into the last resort. you cover everything from addiction. Depression to dealing with the merrill issues to dealing with a suicide and all these different things together as you said. It's not a happy rate. But it's kind of a thought provoking read. What are you hoping people come out of this book With after having seen all the different ways that people struggle. I the main thing that i would hope people come away with is a growing sense of empathy and a desire to understand more the unknown so i think is very easy as a collective right as a collective group to look at those issues just name whether the addiction or fresh or whatever it is as a week s and as something i wanted to define what what does weakness really mean and for people to realize that. These these designations are not weaknesses. Because we're not actually in control of our mind as much as we think we are. And i know people believe that to varying degrees but no one ever looks at an alzheimer's patient or patient dementia and blames them or Feels that they just get better control of their mind. And so i think that if you take a step back and really consider that all pain should feel should feel equal and that it doesn't really help to sign like blame or at fault causes than people can realize you know this could happen to me and I had. I had a good friend who was a mental health worker and he was very open about our. This patients always said i could be in here are weak and i didn't even know yet so i think that The understanding that having mental health struggles is not a weakness and having some growing empathy for the population of people by understanding that you could be hard about population of people. There's really no invisible dividing line between us and them It's all just something that could come into play your life..

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"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Charlotte Readers Podcast

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

"But i think that we still tend to like make a key ford as well like the number one in the country. But how much do we know understand or empathize with people that might have. It's a for neo might have Ocd in that whole spectrum of disorders. So yeah it's kinda jumping off point. I think well. I think it's important that we talk about these issues and they become more public in the legal profession People realize but lawyers Suffer a higher degree than many professions with the topic of depression. I went through a little bit. When i was brexit law. And you know it's it's one of those things It's kind of hard to describe the people unless you go through it yourself. Zayn understand but It's nice that you've actually used this to didn't help you allie. To write about it it did. I think it was a very. I always told people i i told people. Don't get excited. It's not a fun book. It's not aid and it wasn't fun writing it but it was um cathartic also came very naturally. I think because it is something that whether people are open about talking about it or not everyone is dealing with so and actually i had forgotten to mention you are right. There was one other incident that kind of planet itself in my mind back in two thousand thirteen. Which was that. I was writing poetry at the time at a poem that involved listed of more famous artists whether that be writer musicians etc who had committed suicide and for the poem to balance. I need more name. And you had mentioned that yes. I have been an editor and founder of online literary magazine at some point and that was a lot of fun because We would write off to these really big authors. And whoever wrote his back we get to quote them in have conversations and this one gentleman had done so and kinda developed a little bit of a report through the literary magazine here from occasionally so in writing that home. I went to google trying to look for like one more name. His name came up. And i was not aware that he had just committed suicide..

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"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Charlotte Readers Podcast

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

"I wanted to put a face on those experiences mental health because it's not monolithic and everybody has different situations and different stories so that very much reminded me of the process of writing what i learned that david son was trying to get behind the scenes and a little bit more you After graduating davidson you got a masters in. Fine arts from queens. She'd been an editor. You've you've had a residency wild acres and And still your what. We're going to talk about on patriot. Unscheduled writer yes very much. So i know it's a miracle again. Anything accomplished really but that that is true. I think that i've been very lucky in the further out debt actually from my masters the more and more. I saved to pick up a very organized scheduled things to keep me on track such as a red bud writing project here on the triangle at doing a lot of their classes I've joined the north carolina writers network which has been wonderful experience and have just cultivated more groups of people to kinda bounce ideas off of so they help keep me not scheduled but at least like accountable so we will talk about after. We did a patriot episode with red bud. Riding and We've had a blog post when our community blog from them. This great work and then of course network to unless listeners. We're gonna after the silver jump over to pay p. h. e. r. e. n. dot com slash charlotte readers. Podcast all one word. We're gonna talk about this thing. Called the unscheduled writer. And how.

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"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Charlotte Readers Podcast

05:58 min | 1 year ago

"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

"You said unlike the rest of my work most of this has written outdoors so if it is found to be lacking a blame it on the fresh air why. Why was this written outdoors. And where was it written so That was that was fun piece. I wanted to throw it. I am notoriously As an adult at least in What i liked on inside cat. And so i spent a lot of time indoors until the pandemic head and that it only took a worldwide pandemic and just the right friend to get me into hiking and so i spent a great portion of twenty twenty outdoors hiking outdoors writing reading. Just really being out there. Whenever i could be And so for this book. Particular took some time to go to the nearby community farm as well as This little collection of tiny homes that we have anchored over here in chapel hill. And i spent some time sitting out at the local tea house just working and working at reworking on of novella and so i have to think that there's gotta be some difference to than all the other things i've written endorsed but There's just kind of a nice way to to nod at the people that would see me and helped me answer me in kind of became friends over that period of time. So you just took. Your notebook went out and just wrote free hand in the outside. Yep so i actually write everything by hands and part of that is as we were discussing before is that i grew up Just doing everything by hand and not having cuter until i got to college. And then i didn't actually of until after college. And i think that it actually was to my benefit because it really helps in communicating but it also helps me. It helps me something happens. I've heard it said before. The way brain connects to your hand when you're riding on a page different than when you're typing And now i've gotten a little better both but but i definitely still carry like a tiny notebook when they were couches. Just so that. If something comes to mind i won't forget it summarizes france told me. I should do that. But i can't ramon handwriting south to stop there jeeter but is there a takeaway here that You know that you wrote this outdoors but it costs you reflect so intensely on being locked up. i mean. I'm just curious about that. It's a question question. I i think there is. I think there's a certain freedom to an privilege right to getting to be not only outside physically outside but outside in an area with fresh air and greenery animals and Kind of an idealistic landscape. That is definitely privileged. Not everyone has whether they are locked up for their their own mental health or otherwise or whether they just happen to live somewhere else in this country So that's a good point..

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"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Charlotte Readers Podcast

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

"It's a great way to get get education for your lifelong learner. Like but enough with this pro bowl. Let's meet today's often alley. Walk into the show. Thank you pleasure to be here. Congratulations thank you thank you. That's nice praise Alley coker syrian searching last. Sort as a polyphonic wonder acquire of soaring and extinct said extinguished anguish. Voices not extinguished but angry voices had to look up. Polyphonic producing many sounds many voices Where where did your brain meet this choir voices. That's a question. And actually i did have a one other reviewer who former professor mind who While she enjoyed the book said she wasn't convinced that it's a novella but more of a greek chorus. So i think that that is a strong takeaway for a lot of the readers in it Nobel alleged seemed to be the best term to call it at the time but So yeah i get a lot of questions about the structure of it and it wasn't. It wasn't what's not intentional so to me there are stories that demand to be told a certain I have a friend who wrote his novel. And it's it's much longer than mine. And he shifted perspectives between Narrators as well as timeframes by about fifty years apart of several times. And i asked him. What made you do that at work. So what made you do that..

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"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Charlotte Readers Podcast

03:10 min | 1 year ago

"novella" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

"Support for charlotte readers. Podcast is provided by charlotte mecklenburg library connector of readers leaders and learners with twenty locations and a twenty four hour online presence at c. m. library dot org to charlotte meters podcast for authors. Give voice to the written words in this episode. Visit allie coker author of the last resort. An avella told invoices small vignettes characters residing in a sanatorium exists mostly in their own minds as we shift from each small perspective patients. Caregivers security we begin to see the last resort sanatorium. Come into view clearly especially the experienced. Young knick matic woman sandy alter-ego lex alabama parker author of alcohol wheel. Man had this to say about the book alley. Coker searing searching. The last resort as polyphonic wonder acquire soaring and anguish voices. Everyone's locked up here. The suicidal patients together with the shift work caregivers will hear from them. All whether operational or lucky other ciders who've experienced death in return all at risk in this terrific little novella as number one nine one four five warns about being here these patients and our own heads. It's hard to outrun the past when you're still creating it but a stunning herring debut fiction. My name is landis wade. And i'm the host of this podcast i'm recovering. Trial lawyer turned author. Turn podcast of books and stories. And i really appreciate you.

Quentin Tarantino Admits This Challenged Him Creatively More Than Anything

Direct from Hollywood

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Quentin Tarantino Admits This Challenged Him Creatively More Than Anything

"Quentin tarantino. Is one of the most celebrated screenwriters of generation but he's just released his very first novel three decades into his career novella based on his movie once upon a time in hollywood that greatly expands the story and characters and even though quinn's comfortable behind keyboard with whatever he writes he does admit making the transition from screen to book was challenged he tells deadline. Screenplays are really easy for me. I'm not saying. I don't work hard. I really work hard. But i know how to do it writing a novel. A piece of prose wasn't necessarily hard but it wasn't easy. I've never done it before. It was different than what i've been doing before. I've been writing these quasi novels as my screenplays but a quasi novel is not the same thing as a novel. Quinton says in the he still plans to retire from directing after his next film but hasn't decided exactly what that project will beat his novella. Once upon a time in hollywood is out. now

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Salma Hayek's Breasts Have Been Trending

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

01:30 min | 1 year ago

Salma Hayek's Breasts Have Been Trending

"Look, Salma Hayek is good. And back in her days in Mexico, she was like, I think a TV star of soap opera, novella star. So she came to America with experience. She wasn't like a rosy cheeked young girl. She knew about fame. Because she had acquired it in Mexico. And I remember being introduced to her Bobby Weinstein like 1995. I think I'd ride around desperado. Stone cold knockout. I couldn't believe that I was looking at and I have to say she's right. She was in the paper there, some magazine, or no, no, she did red table talk, where they break down all the big issues. You know, so important, Jada Pinkett Smith and her daughter and her mother in law, they break down the issues. Her mother, her daughter and her. Three generations of pains in the asses break down the issues and some Hayek thought it was a good idea to go on the show. I guess it is if you want publicity because now all people are talking about is somehow tits. She wants to talk about those tips more than anything. Listen, go look it up. It was all in the air. Was all over the Internet a couple days ago. I don't think Salma Hayek is low on talent and high on looks. I think she has definitely talent. Definitely. The way the camera loves her. And there's the way she acts that's good. She's not great. She's not one of the great actresses, but I don't think she'd be a big star if she was an 8 cup. I just don't.

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A Diagnostics Company Moves to Developing Precision Cancer Therapies

The Bio Report

02:22 min | 1 year ago

A Diagnostics Company Moves to Developing Precision Cancer Therapies

"Osama. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me danny. We're going to talk about four bio therapeutics. Its strategic shift from diagnostics to therapy dixon. Our seeking to build a pipeline of targeted therapies. Perhaps we can start with a little history though. Four was known as novellus deacs until this year. What was the name. Change meant to signal once again. Thanks for having me so let me let me maybe go back a little bit in time to come back to the present As you mentioned. Four prior to a few months ago was novellas novellas diagnostics company based out of jerusalem israel companies. About nine years old. It did start out as a diagnostic company The foundational product here was a functional genomics platform that helped physicians providers and pharma companies. Identify the right drugs for the right patients by looking at very specific molecular profiling by patient Over the years as the company was evolving in that diagnostic business model I think a combination of prior management and the board realized that there was a there was quite a bit of opportunity to think about diagnostics internally and develop diagnostics on their own because we were identifying unaddressed. Patient populations and matching them to therapies That were either being developed or already in the marketplace and so at believe early two thousand nineteen the board and the management team decided to pivot from a diagnostic business vital to therapeutics business model and leveraging the platform started to identify across a number of validated cancer targets unaddressed. Patient populations where there's a high unmet need and where the company could really help bring beneficial therapies to market under this scope in early twenty twenty the company in licenses its product from lexicon. It's a next generation. Be rafted addresses class one and class two mutations And within that again using the platform we have begged clearview into creative trial designs. That target high unmet need populations. These are commercially viable populations

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Extremist Prejudice: Rebranding Navalny

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:57 min | 1 year ago

Extremist Prejudice: Rebranding Navalny

"A ruling is expected today from a moscow court that would designate the movement of jailed. Opposition leader alexei navalny terrorist organization on friday. Mr navalny ended a twenty four day. Hunger strike that had carried him to the brink of death as he insisted on being seen by his own doctors across russia his supporters had faced arrest as they protested in moscow. They chanted freedom to novella and let the doctors in the increasing repression of those protesters and the threat of rebranding of the opposition as extremists come. As president vladimir putin's approval numbers continued to sink. The world wondered last week what he would do with. The hundred thousand troops massed at the border with ukraine. In the end they were pulled back. that's rattling and the poll. Numbers are all intimately connected to the threat. Now post to the group led by mr putin's most effective critic alexei navalny. He's decided to end his son destroyed because he felt the russian authorities have sufficiently satisfied. His demand demand was to be allowed access to independent medical. Care arkady ostrovsky bizarre russia editor. What they have done is they took him into a civilian hospital. He was examined by non prison doctors. There's non prison. Doctors then passed on all the results of his tests to navarre on his own physicians. His own doctors told him that if he didn't stop his hunger strike now they would soon have nobody to treat a all and in his instagram post which he pass through his lawyers he also said he was very moved by all those people who declared hunger strike in solidarity with him. He didn't want to cause other suffering so he thought it was the time given all those things to strike

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Navalny in court again, accused of defaming a WWII veteran

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Navalny in court again, accused of defaming a WWII veteran

"Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has appeared in a Moscow court for the second time this week this time on the charge of defaming a World War two veteran the politician who was ordered earlier this week to serve two years and eight months in prison criticize the hearing a disgusting piece on trial intended by the criminal to disparage him valley is being charged with defamation of the slam to people featured in the video promoting the constitution reform that allowed an extension the president Vladimir Putin's rule as corrupt Stooges and traces the authorities maintain the novellas Cummins denigrate the honor and dignity of a World War two veteran featured in the video if convicted valley faces a fine or community service I'm Charles Lucas my

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Interview with Phil McAlister

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

06:53 min | 1 year ago

Interview with Phil McAlister

"Hello and welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe. Today is sunday january seventeenth twenty twenty one. And this is your host. Stephen avella joining me this week. Or bob novella. Everybody cara santa maria. Howdy joy novella. Hey guys and evan bernstein skepticism. On a sunday. I love it. This is a rare sunday recording. We're doing this because of the twelve hour show next saturday. The saturday this show comes out. I probably will be posted in this up right before we begin to twelve hours. Show so if. You're listening to this on saturday that it comes out. We're probably in the middle of the twelve hour show. Why aren't you watching that instead. Leaving this to console you on sunday or monday because the twelve hour livestream is over priorities. So we're not keep saying like we're trying to get away from doing the covert thing every week but there's always stuff to talk about that has to recover recovered. Schwab one thing about it. Obviously it's still raging the numbers that getting scary high still is crazy but david kessler which was announced as the covert czar for the incoming biden. Administration you guys remember who he is. Yes cast that. He was in From london movie right cutler no he was a former head of the fda in the ninety s and after his stint in the at the fda in the nineties the president for a while of yale school of medicine. That's how i. I know you have on speedo him personally. But you know the commissioner of food and drugs for h w bush and clinton muslim sounds nonpartisan. I like that a he. He was very much opposed to the shea. Dietary supplement health and education. Act which was a terrible loss stills eternal and he was he was completely right correct in his opposition to it so hopefully because a lot of experience. Hopefully he'll will prove to be the right person for this job. And we're hoping to shift into high gear will along that line steve in three days. Yeah did you hear. That biden is elevating. He's making a cabinet of science. Yes yes scientists. -nology whatever is now going to be cabinet. Level is a cabinet level position for the first ever cap which will not be in the line of succession by the way. It's a cabinet level position. But it's not a cabinet position. I thought he was building a cabinet filled with cool science thing like curio cabinet closet of mystery. I remember that from what is this endless fascination with forbidden closet of mr really cool i mean. It's the first time the president has ever put somebody at that high. A level in science position which conferences shows his commitment to evidence based policy and also francis. Arnold who i'm super excited about you guys remember. She's caltech scientist who recently won a nobel prize. She's going to be within his his group. I'm not really sure how everybody's designated quite yet but within that group of scientists which is very exciting. I think it should be like the bridge of the enterprise. D where you've got the president the vice president and you've got the czar of science right up there with the big boys because that's where belongs in the position that the council the troy was in. That's what i'm saying. Sitting do truth be told captains left. I am kind of glad that it's not a. I shouldn't say this i don't know i don't know if i would want it to be a cabinet position because then because then they enter into the line of succession and i do worry that whoever is appointed could potentially be. Isn't that a worry about every single cabinet level position. Never i mean. Is there a cabinet member. You guys ready to become president on day one. I mean unless you've watched the survivor soul survivor. Some of those people have served in previous administrations have worked in government. It's obviously it's never happened. I it's so unlikely that i don't think someone's going to pick or not pick a cabinet member because they don't think that they're ready to be president. Yeah i mean why. Scientists are science minded person. Good as president. I think that's what we want. They wouldn't necessarily be it would be but they would still need to be somebody who has executive leadership skills all right. Let's get right into some news items. Is it true that astronomers were wrong about the number of galaxies in the universe. a what. Yeah they're often wrong about stuff like that so yeah. The estimated number of galaxies in the universe was recently cut in half. You are correct steve. So how the hell did this happen. And and more importantly what is the worst title for a news item covering this discovery. All all will be revealed So this all started years ago when the hubble space telescope did some deep sky surveys and it came up with the estimate for the number of galaxies which was two trillion lots of galaxies two trillion in the universe. It did this by using by doing deep field observations. These are observations. That take a really long time looking at the same patch of sky. So you're you're building up the photons right you just building up. The photons. seeing what's revealed and that would that reveals after a while that reveals the very very very faint galaxies. And then then it's easy. Yes sir but can we clarify. Are you talking about the observable universe so you just just just a good point to a good time to clarify that. The the observable universe is a subset of the total universe because like because some of the universe has moved beyond the on the einstein limit rights even traveling at the speed of light. The universe is not old enough for light to travel from there to here so we can't see it's outside of our bubble our light bubble right. It's a little complicated. But yeah i think primarily although not necessarily implies that it's it's just it's just observable we'll we'll see maybe we can. Let's revisit at the end okay. So then so then. Once you have this patch of sky that you've looked at for a while Then you and then you then you know how many galaxies right then you just multiply that little patch by how many similar how many patches in the in the sky are there. And that's and that's basically. What hubble did but we knew that. That wasn't quite accurate though that that's because there has to be other galaxies that are out there that are just too faint to be directly detected even with the best deep field observation that the h. The hubble space telescope could muster onto those super faint galaxies though they do create a suffused glow. Just a general glow in the galaxy and now this background glow that i'm talking about is called the cosmic optical background which is a term. I hadn't i hadn't seen before which is fascinating because it reminded me of maybe was well the cosmic microwave background which is the first light of the universe when it became transparent to electro-magnetic radiation the cosmic optical background that was the glow of all the

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Pablo Escobar's Hippos Are Out of Control

Kottke Ride Home

05:33 min | 1 year ago

Pablo Escobar's Hippos Are Out of Control

"A couple of years ago. I read a novella called river of teeth by sarah gaily. The concept of the story is based on a real world event. That almost happened smack. In the early twentieth century a bill was proposed in the us house of representatives and informally supported by theodore roosevelt. The us should import hippopotamuses from africa to the swamp lands of the gulf coast and breed them as an alternative meat source for americans basically starting a new industry in the us of hill. Ranching as you know this proposal never came to be but gala novella now collected into a volume with a sequel and some other stories under the title american hippo imagines magic in alternative history where this did happen only set fifty years earlier. You get kind of gulf coast cowboys on hippos tape story. It's great loved it. I highly recommend it. Or if you just wanna dig more into the facts. I put link in the show notes to a long read on the history of the hippo proposal by john. Mouallem will the reason i bring. This up is because americans in the early twentieth century. Were not the only ones with dreams of becoming hbo ranchers decades later pablo escobar would also get into the hippo game importing four of them to live on his estate in columbia and now forty some years later they have bread and multiplied and are spreading all over the wetlands of north bogo. Talk causing mayhem. Consternation and some real concerns for the region. Scientists say this now invasive species is competing with native wildlife polluting local waterways attacking humans and they project will grow in number two fifteen hundred hippos by twenty forty at that point the scientists say they will be nearly impossible to control their environmental impacts will be irreversible but never mind controlling fifteen hundred hippos. How do you control a dozen or even just one. That's not like you can just google it you know. In colombian officials are not hippopotamus experts and there are unique challenges levied upon this specific situation. I quoting the washington post in their natural habitat. Hippos spend the long dry season crowded into waterways shrunk to puddles. They're vulnerable to disease and predation not to mention one. Another as bad tempers but tropical columbia is hippo paradise. Environmental agency researcher david vary lopez said rain is abundant food is plentiful and they're no carnivores large enough to pose a threat. The animals spend five hours a day grazing on grasses and the rest of their time basking in the cool waters of the magdalena and surrounding lakes and quotes report from columbia not being the hippos natural habitat having in effect on the hippos behavior it also affects the surrounding communities impression of the hippos. The officials tasked with dismantling escobar's estate back in the ninety s. Weren't sure what to do with the one male and three female hippos so they just let them roam instead of sending them to a zoo with his other animals and mostly they did that because the hippos were massive and aggressive no one really wanted to approach them so we'll get the harm be and letting them go well. Kenyans and other african communities with native hippo populations could tell you a whole heck of a lot. You've got hippos from each sex so they can breathe for one and they're also hugely destructive to the environment into other animals. Hippos killed more humans each year than other large mammal. But when you don't grow up around hippos you don't necessarily know that so the hippos have become something of a mascot and columbia. According again gift shops in nearby puerto trail info sell hippo keychains and t shirts at the amusement park that was built on the site of escobar's former pleasure palace. Visitors can tour the lake where several dozen hippos now live occasionally one will plot into a nearby community looking as blase as a shopper on his way to the grocery store the hippopotamuses. The town pets resident claudia. Patricia camacho told the local news in two thousand eighteen. You could say that he now takes to the streets as if it were his own and quote but the hippos aren't as friendly as they may look on t shirts. They terrorize farms and hurt residents at times. The government has ordered the hippos to be shot on sight but there's been pushback from animal rights organizations and local residents so then they tried putting the hippos in a pin but and this is one of the mini quotes from this article. That honestly sounds straight hundred jurassic park. Etcheverry said i didn't know they could jump hikes so then they tried big pens with high enough walls that the hippos can't jump onto them. They've also been focused on trying to prevent them from breeding by cuisine. And then castrating the males. They've been through a steep hippo anatomy learning curve on that front though. Not even being sure where to look. For the animals external reproductive organs turns out. It's a bit complicated. They finally got a system of castration down. But it's costly and complicated so they can only do about one year but the estimates are that the population grows ten percent a year and apart from the bodily harm humans and the destruction of farms the hippos as they multiply host of other problems quoting again. A twenty twenty study of hippo inhabited lakes found that nutrients from the animal's feces were fuelling huge. Plumes of area an algae. These intern reduced the oxygen content of the water. Making it toxic to fish.

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How to FINALLY Write That Book!

RISE Podcast

04:47 min | 2 years ago

How to FINALLY Write That Book!

"Hi. I'm Rachel Hollis and this is my podcast I spend so many hours of every single week reading and listening to podcast and watching youtube videos and trying to find out as much as I can about the world around me, and that's what we do on this show we talk about everything life and how to be an entrepreneur what happened to dinosaurs? What's the best recipe for fried, chicken, what's the best plan for intermittent fasting? What's going on with our inner child house therapy working out for you whatever it is my guests are into I want to unpack so that we can all stand. These are conversations. This is information for the curious. This is the Rachel Hollis podcast. So. I will start off by saying I. Not a trained professional I. AM someone who has achieved a great amount of success in this particular field but I just want you to keep in mind that this is learned. This is like on the job learning. This is not something that I learned officially in school. So I am not going to advise you on grammar or or any of that I'm just going to give you nuts and bolts where to begin and where I suggest you begin is with word count now. Maybe right now you're like wait don't start with a character don't I start with yes. Of course you do but I can't help you figure out what you're supposed to write about. Those of us who are dreamers for those of us who want to be authors for those of us who are writers coming up with ideas was never the problem, right? Like it's not a problem what you want to say it's a problem trying to figure out how to get it down or how to get as much of it down as you need. So I am assuming that you already have a vision for what it is you want to write about. and. Then you're next very practical goal is what is the word count now that is something I never heard of until I actually started writing for real and what I will tell you if you're not familiar with this, is that every genre so if you're writing nonfiction if you're writing a cookbook, if you're writing a children's book or fiction anything that you are writing has an industry standard for what the word count is. Something like my cookbooks have a pretty low word count let's say I don't know thirty five. Thousand words because there are so many pictures in it my fiction books, the Word Count was ninety thousand words my nonfiction sixty, five, thousand. So the reason that you need to start with word count is that you need to know what you were going to have to turn in to a publisher or agent in order to be considered legit. So super practical piece of advice is understand what is the word count you are aiming for, and I can't tell you how many times acquaintances reach out to me because they WANNA. They WanNa right there I booker they're excited to star and they're like. Writing Nonfiction and they're like I am so excited I have written two, hundred, thousand words I mean it is just pouring out of me. I cannot wait for the world to see what this is and I'm just like, oh no. I for sure not going to be the one to tell them that. Nobody wants to read a first time author writing nonfiction turning in two hundred, thousand words nobody and right now you're like, no no. But nope, you gotTa Trim that down my friend or some of you are really excited and you wrote a fiction book and. It's fifteen thousand words. It's nowhere near Ninety, and in that instance, maybe you're creating novella or maybe you're creating a short story and all of this presupposes that you are wanting a book by traditional publishing means I guess I should have started their. If your plan is to self publish girl, you write whatever you wanNA write you write a nonfiction book that's three hundred thousand words. You write a fiction book that's one hundred words you get to do you. But if you wanna go the traditional route, then you need to play by some of their roles especially when you're first starting.

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The Oregon Fires

Latino Rebels Radio

06:32 min | 2 years ago

The Oregon Fires

"Latino Rebels Radio Latino. Rebels. Radio Julia Regard Novella here in in Sunday September thirteenth twenty twenty and we are back and you're listening to us on audio boom stitcher, spotify apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcast. We've been following the situation in the West regarding these historic wildfires. The images are just tragic, and actually I have a guest in Oregon Nydia Alycia who reached out and said I want to talk about the situation and you're on Hello Nadya. Hey Thank you so much for having me and for giving me an opportunity to share a little bit about what's going on I'm doing the does the I can be in. The worst. nightmare that don't ever wish on anybody right now. So Why don't you just break it down because obviously people see the images, the hear the voices by this is your opportunity to this is your mic tell me your situation what's going on how whatever you WANNA share. What's going on in Oregon? It's been really disheartening to see some of these. You know this is a tragedy. By all means this is a nightmare, but I also just want to share that our community even though we've been the most impacted. We are also like incredibly resilient. So many of the families that I've seen my relatives my best friends family anytime. I've checked in with people that I know I grew up here I was born and here. You. Know are people are so concerned about other people you know even though there are folks right now families who are staying at their relatives or co workers or friends, and it's like fifteen people two bedroom they're still you know like, Oh, I'm really just worried about the people who haven't found a place to stay. So I've been seeing how our local news has taken pictures of some of our folks in. A really vulnerable situation in the middle of all this heartbreak there's so much resilience in so much power. The community is coming together to lead it beautiful efforts for people on. There is so much power in our unity right now in terms of like. Checking in on each other. because. You know when these things happen, it's the direct people on the ground who weren't as impacted. It's the WHO's folks it's I mean it's hard for me because my my dad lost everything. My Mom's home is still standing even though orders, but it's on us. That's the quickest way we're going to be able to make it out of this when you call your house when you call your cousins when you call your neighbor, you just check up on each other and that's the way I've seen a lot of our people get access to food get access to close. The happened at three PM. And thank God even though this is like the worst thing an entire town burning down at three entire towns being severely destroyed by these fires. Thank God. It happened at three in the morning when you know folks are sleeping or at seven pm runs home from work. Because this, all happened in a blink of an eye it was within three to four hours. This fire went from Ashland to talent to Phoenix to Medford like I said, my mom lives in talent and my dad lived or his residence is in Phoenix in from you know checking on each other is like i. i saw the smoke, it eleven intolerant and the like. Yeah. I didn't get the call until one before we talk about your situation and others tell me a little bit about the community I. Mean that people don't know about yeah I mean who that's that question brings tears to my eyes 'cause. were community of be Natal's of a scene laws of now we would call them mighty needles 'cause there's all the ham `bout here. I'll the grapes we're just hardworking people man my folks got. In the late eighties, early nineties following the harvest from California You know once they were done. My mom got here when she was done. Picking Strawberries and she heard about pairs in southern Ohio and had an anti who had come. Sooner and my dad, you know was picking Liz in new? Mexico. about the beans out here and My Dad has planted over twelve million trees in the Pacific northwest like are people are so embedded in this landscape in the food, we produce in the beautiful mountains that you see those are all planted by our arkady that. we have make status community Some folks. Like myself, my mom and dad were undocumented when I was a child and I was a citizen in my mom eventually became a citizen. My Dad is. has his residency. So like a we have different kinds of. Legal status is which also be barrier for some of us in terms of having adjust recovery out of this disaster. But Overall, like this is what the hardest thing for me is is that I don't know a single family in in our community that has that was not impacted by this we're tightening We have some families here that You know that you've got the mom and then you have the kids we have like three generations of families here already. And we all know the you know the big lessons that family so and so make it. Okay. All will that family one lost everything others. Okay. So that's also been one of the reasons why are people have we've been able to you know figure it out a little easier because we do have we do rely on each other and like we do, we do count with each other support you know simply Say Yoga Nisa seat thou. At buckeyes and your Kiekens say you know were were just were just helping help. We're just helping each other to do our best making out of this right now

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo Review

Books and Boba

04:52 min | 2 years ago

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo Review

"With, the heart of an ad with tail and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama. The empress of salt and fortune is tightly and lushly written narrative about empire storytelling and the anger of women a young royal from the far north sent south for a political marriage alone in sometimes reviled, she has only her servants on her side. This evocative debut chronicles horr- is to power through the eyes of her handmaiden at once feminist high fantasy and a thrilling indictment of monarchy. That's I remember when this book got a buzz. The Library Journal said it was the day of the month buzzfeed said it was A. Pretty much like the fantasy novel of Spring Twenty Twenty. So I was really excited about it plus handmaidens tail and a political drama. Yeah. Sure. That's that sounds like something that I'm really interested in. Yeah. I mean my main thing is. I don't know if the handmaidens hill comparison is that are descriptive of what this story really is because to me, it definitely was a pro woman story, but I don't really know if I got handed until vibes besides the fact that there's like a handmaiden it you know I actually got more of. The handmaiden, the Korean movie. I got more of that five because that movie is It's told multiple multiple perspectives and us the story is not what seems like and you kind of have to like piece together everyone's motives and how their plans and motives like fit together. So it kind of reminded me more of that movie. Yeah, which is also based on a book. It's based on the fingersmith Sarah Waters, which I highly recommend. It's it's great. Yeah. It's also queer, which is you know this book is also very Queer Zaveri Queer friendly story. There is a lot of different characters on all sides of the LGBTQ spectrum I guess we can start with just how the story is set up. So the story is told through I guess, would you call the second person narrative? Is that what this is or now I? It's third person narrative right? Actually it's third person and then when it switches to flashbacks, swin rabbit is telling the story that's first person right so but basically the main character or the protect I mean tonight even protectionist right like the. I guess perspective character. Through the story. The main character is a monk or in this world, a cleric named chief who is coated as a non binary they go by them pronouns and their. Magical. Talking Bird companion who is actually like a supercomputer right? To go there like a bird that can remember an archive everything it sees and hears you know I had to Google what a what a hoopoe was his Like through context clues was like, okay, it's a bird but what this bird? Looks like Google Google. It was I mean right off the bat and we can talk about this later. Now we want but it's this book is Novella it's really short. It's one hundred and twenty eight pages I wanNA say or it's it's less than a hundred pages I'll wet. Okay. So I just checked how many pages it was on kindle. It's one hundred twelve pages. Okay. So even less yeah, and in those short on a pages, it does a ton of world building and I know this is something that you and I have thoughts about. But like to me, I feel like it did a lot of world building through giving really sparse details. Requiring the reader to kind of fill in the blanks. Right off the bat, you have a talking bird which took me a while to figure it was a bird. you have supernatural hungry ghosts. Yeah. And like implied magic in the world to there's allusions to Mejia's and whether magic like we mentioned. So like right off the bat it Kinda throws you into this world that the reader has to figure out what's going on through context lose. Totally independent of the actual narrative because I think even without the like fantastical. Does also stand alone on its own as like A. Story of political intrigue. In. Rebellion Yeah.

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What 'Arrival' Gets Right — and Wrong — About Linguistics

Short Wave

07:27 min | 2 years ago

What 'Arrival' Gets Right — and Wrong — About Linguistics

"Jessica con was a teenager when she first learned that linguistics is a thing. She stumbled upon story of Your Life, a science fiction novella by Ted Chiang. It's all about linguist- trying to figure out how to communicate with well aliens I. Think it was actually probably the first time I heard about the field of linguistics. And then I started college the year I saw an introduction to linguistics curson signed up for it. These days Jessica's field linguist at McGill University in particular I work on. Syntax. Basically the way words combine to make sentences in a few years ago. She got an email to be a consultant on a movie, a movie that was coincidentally based on the exact novella she read as a teenager. I'm not trying to draw any connections that aren't there, but you read about linguistics for the first time in a book that became a movie that you became the the person they consulted with. It's amazing right? It's pretty wild I mean when I first got the email that asks me to work on this film I was really ready to push spam because it sounded very strange and then at some point I saw the story of your life and I wait a minute I haven't thought about that in years and then I responded That Film Twenty Sixteen Sifi hit a rival. So real quick. In case you haven't seen it. Here's the gist. This is Davy arrived. All of a sudden twelve spaceships land all over earth trouble saying. And we don't know why they're not doing anything after landing there. Still no signs of first contact or just the sitting there are at least and so governments around the world are panicking trying to figure out why are these alien spaceship sitting here and different teams are going into try to understand why they're here what they want. And we are following one of these spaceships that I think is somewhere in Wyoming and the. Amy Adams who is a linguist? Production. And her job is to decipher the alien language and figuring out what they want. So today in the show another installment of the Shortwave Science Movie Club what the movie arrival got wrong about linguistics what it got. and. Whether or not Field Linguists Jessica coon has actually communicated with aliens. Honestly it's a tossup. I mattie Safai you're listening to shortwave NPR's Daily Science podcast. So Jessica you were the linguist who consulted on the movie arrival. So give me a big picture sense of what that means like. What did they actually have you do? Yeah. So the first thing I did was I got to read drafts of the screenplay which was really fun because it's a very common thing to do and academia we read things and we give feedback on them but usually not this fund of a scale committee meeting ever exactly yeah. It was very funds so I got to read the screenplay and they especially wanted. Feedback on how linguistics and linguists were represented in the film. So there were lots of places where I gave feedback and they incorporated it into the film. There were other places where they would say, okay just, Kinda yes. Yes. Thanks for your help but really in the end linguists are not Hollywood's primary audience and we're not going to get everything right here and now linguists just get to join like all the other fields of people who get really annoyed when science misrepresented onscreen. So welcome to the club. Sorry, we're not GONNA change that. The movie makers also put Jessica through some exercises, basically giving her a whiteboard and asking her would you do if aliens showed up and those exercises actually informed one of the most famous scenes in the movie when the main character we spanks played by Amy Adams. Schools the guy in charge of the mission about the fundamentals of linguistics. He asks her for a list of vocab words. Essentially, the keywords she was planning on teaching the aliens, that day. Cavaliers responding. Lock. help you understand. So Amy. Adams walks over to the whiteboard and scribbles what is your purpose on earth? This is where you want to get to. The question. Okay. So first, we need to make sure that they understand what a questions. The nature of A. Request for information along with the response then. We need to clarify the difference between a specific you. And a collective you because we don't want to know why Joe Alien is here we want to know why they all landed. In purpose requires an understanding of intent we need to find out. Do they make conscious choices or is their motivation? So instinctive that they don't understand a why question at all and and biggest of all, we need to have enough vocabulary with them that we understand their answer. I love that scene Yes that is one of the great triumphs of of linguistics in the film. I mean this was. So this was one of the most interesting parts of the movie for me because I'm you know this idea of building a base for understanding of a new language is like really interesting and and like the first steps in trying to communicate, which is you know like your thing right? So but it's something that I think we. Just, don't think about into see it in kind of in practice was so fascinating and I'm glad to hear it was like pretty well done your eyes question Mark Yeah I. Think I. Think it was really well done. I. Mean I think one thing that is really neat about this movie and what makes it such? You know interesting and intellectual Sifi is. They're not just typical humanoid creatures. We don't already have some kind of magical universal translator in place, and so we have to figure out how how do they even communicate and will we be able to communicate with them given how advanced they are that they've made these spaceships have arrived on earth I, think it's safe to assume that they have some advanced form of. Communication and that that form of communication should have patterns in it that we could eventually decipher. But thinking about you know, is it audible or is it written or could creatures communicate with smells or we just have no idea what could be out there if it's audible is in a sound frequency that human

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Interview with Thriller Writer Andrew Allan - burst 1

The Crime Cafe

12:28 min | 2 years ago

Interview with Thriller Writer Andrew Allan - burst 1

"Hi. Everyone may guest is the author of the wall Asher Thriller series you also right to grind house hulk. We've gotten talked about. He is an infomercial writer and director is also into wild cope movies making them I believe. And runs a website called daily. Grind House Dot. com I guess today's Andrew. Allan. Hi Andrew. Thanks for being here. It's Sure thing I love your resume I mean you're you're by it was fascinating to me because I love sill as well as books I assumed that you were infomerrcial rendered director before you started writing books. Yes. Yeah I, my career is little bit weird in the sense that I went to film school and then I, broke two commercials while I was working on developing movies and I ended up getting a job at the home shopping network, which is based here in Saint Pete Florida and. It's bizarre. Everyone presumes it is, but it was really great experience and I learned how to do a lot of things including sell on TV and that often into doing infomercials, which is selling on TV so and I have to say I love it as ridiculous as it sounds I it's great profession. Sounds. Really cool actually. What made you decide to do infomercials and what prompted you to start writing books? Money prompted me to start doing infomercials. Is You know we all need it. We all like it. But three Oris was. Like I said, I. Learned to basically sell on television when as at. and. That is a natural transition into infomercials and when I decided Lake Age San. I knew I wanted to make my writing or sorry make my living still riding in. If, directing producing commercials. In what was great about infomercials was at a Niche. So instead of just saying, Hey, I'M A. Commercial writer and there's ten thousand other people are competing with. I said been infomercial right better and maybe ten people on meeting with. So now I can like authentically say one of the top it from our show writers world and I've got a ton of experience done thousands of commercials in the ask aid and all that sort of stuff so. It's great and that's how that came to be the reason I started writing books. was because I I remember reasons when I was creatively frustrated had been making movies had been writing screenplays in. which were fun and some of them got made some of them did. But all of them required collaboration and I had reached a point where I didn't really want to collaborate anymore. At least for a while, I needed a break. And that's even on projects that I absolutely loved movie that was aching with my best friend and. Even then like we would get into arguments and about I just needed a break from that. So I wanted to do something on my own and that's when I decided to write a book had a story. Kind of kicking around that I'd never been able to turn into a script. I finally figured out how to make that work in book form, which was the first of Asher took and. Took it from there, the other the other part of that story is. I was actually reading a book by. A very famous author that we all know who I'm not GONNA name and Not to sound Eric and I thought it was terrible house like a weight. and. I actually caught myself saying I could do better. And? You know a very arrogant thing to save for someone who's never. But I decided to see if I could back up. And I think I did. unbelie speaking I didn't think I was right. Funny because a lot of writers actually do start offers those kinds of thoughts I do this. Anyway it wasn't even looking down at the writing it was in fact. The looking at the idea of being writer was more like this story is not entertaining be and. I know enough about story structure from screen plays and things like that. where I could look at this and say, really was about me thinking this guy should be doing a lot better for albig their name is and how much money. Yeah. You points for originality on coming up with a protagonist is infomercial writer. Director. But I see that you've drawn from your own background or at least I assume you have. Tell US little about wall. Ask How is it? He gets into the kinds of situations that would lead to thriller. Series. What I had to figure out. As. He is comes from my background. I did go down the road of right now and that's because. As confident as I was writing commercials in his confident as was writing movies I had no confidence whatsoever writing a book so I figured I ought to. Rely on everything that I could get off the so. And then plus the idea. Of Him being an infamous rider was intriguing. You know. I. Like all of us had written read million books about cops and lawyers and soldiers, detectives and reporters. That's great. People are probably doing it better than me. So let me try something completely different. And I worked at it worked because I think wall what I like about wall. What I like about these books is that he has to rely persuasion to kind of get by doesn't mean he's not physical. There's a lot of action in the books and But. But he is a true amateur sleuth who has nothing to do with. Justice and basically starts out he lives on the Rainbow River, which is a real. River Donnellan Florida about two hours north where I. In he's he's in the river because data's friend's house by the water and finds his friend dead on the Bank of the river. With an alligator in the process of Jim up. But it's clear that the alligator did not kill him so. One thing leads to another and the villain in the story overplays its hand. And attempts to kill. Walt. And it becomes very clear that he has to do. Something a balance it's no. A- paranoid. It's legitimate in in the Diet figuring out. took. Let's see you also, right. Does poke at the series also correct. Those books like you fun. Grind House. I I. Guess. Okay so Basically the Grind House was forty second street movie theaters in the Sixties Seventies in eight Times Square. And They Kinda just show like all the really gross horror movies the karate movies, all kinds of stuff you know movies that were generally looked down upon, but also provided extremely visceral thrill. And I love those movies I think they're A. A love cult movies, and so my grind house pulse series is basically me coming up with ideas for grind house movies, it putting them at goes. It's different than like the wall Asher stuff is war. Thriller Mystery Thriller Suspense Ryan How's Paul is pushed things over the edge a little bit more. you know there's more violence and there's You know just like you'd see in those insane movies and they're really they're. Their books of movies I would love to see. Yeah Yeah. You. Should check public domain deserves some really crazy things that you probably already know that. That's for sure. Oh my gosh. If you receive Nanos hands a fate. Badly. I had yes. Oh my God. That's all say about that. There's some movies that are just so bad. You have to see them. That's one of them. Well, that's a little part of my resume I produced Herschell, Gordon Lewis's last movie. Own Donahue Herschel is he's the guy. He was the first guy to put Gore in a move back nine hundred and sixty three in the movie blood feast. and He did other movies like wizard of Gore or girls and two thousand maniacs. E, Kinda started it all and he was. Low budget exploitation filmmaker and I had the great fortune of. Meeting him in basically getting to produce a movie for one of my heroes. While that's fantastic. That's wonderful To get back to Walt. Is there an overall story ARC in series? So the first book was really just a test to see if I write a book. Well and that feeling. Of. Really sort of rabbit story. There was a slight. Subtle hints. To where it could go beyond that story. Then after I thought about it and I liked the process and I thought the book went well and I didn't get demolished by reviews as like yeah I'll continue the so. As it exists now there's a three book. Arc. Where each is a complete story of their full length novels, but the villain is the same in the three of them. The Antagonists Casino tag is more of a secret organisation kind of thing than just one person specifically. So there's arc with that and then in between each novel. I, I wrote an Avella. And those are side stories, featuring walt and some of the same characters from the boat but not related to that big overarching story. So. Just kind of Nice it's sort of like a breather in between, but you still get to spend time with the characters. That's cool. Yeah. Most of those are. Rooted in the fact that. Waltz basically best friend up on the river where he lives. Dining digi who is actually a criminal biker. And he's into all kinds of criminal stuff but he's just Kinda like one of those Florida Good Ole boys who are fun to be around and for whatever reason he likes wall is completely not of his world. So in the NOVELLAS. Those. Tend to focus on D. G. Getting Wall to do something for digi in that usually on the danger things like that, and and that's what cell shock which giveaway book for this interview is one of those things. Lead. US

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

05:35 min | 2 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"Roll come to this country. The Universe today is Wednesday July eighth twenty twenty, and this is your host. Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella, everybody, Cara, Santa, Maria, howdy, and Jane, Novella Hey guys I've been. Bernstein is out this week. Is Neck deep in other people's taxes. Guys Do. You know what he's. He had like a weird like mid tax break which he's never had before. Pick about it right? Yeah I, think everybody did. Last night. So like screw this finishing this crap I hate it and also I think the thing. Is Nobody really knew what was going to happen, but a lot of people got hit super hard, which is why the tax deadline was pushed back so they're like I can't afford to pay my taxes right now, but maybe come July all be in better place financially. Unfortunately, a lot of people are even worse place financially now. There's just kind of kicking. The can down the road speaking of that Steve What are the latest numbers are not good. You know especially in the United States so worldwide. We've surpassed twelve million cases with over five hundred and fifty thousand deaths. In the U, s where over three million cases and Around, one hundred thirty thousand deaths, at least that number's always because probably more. And you know it's just in the US just exactly what we warned about. We're seeing the second hump in the first wave and the greatest number of new cases per day is happening right now. This is a greater surge than we had back in March and April, and this is what we talked about. What happens when we start to open up what happens if then cases start to surge again, what will be? Do you know people have lockdown fatigue? The economy's already taken a big hit from the first lockdown. Some states opened up too quickly. They didn't do it properly with enough testing and contact tracing. And now we're seeing this really bad second wave and the sad thing is. They're having to do it kind of haphazardly like they're the states where they said. Okay we want to reopen, so they never really fully lockdown or they did, but they only stayed lockdown for like two weeks, and then they were like okay bars. We got to reopen. We got to get the economy going. And now the cases are just bananas out of Control and so they're doing this like quick quick. Quick your mask back on, and it's kind of like it's haphazard. It's not clean. It doesn't feel as controlled. And I think that's where things really do. Fall through the cracks, and then, of course we have this whole. Political Anti Mask Movement. That does seem to correlate with some of the same states where we're seeing these spikes. We definitely see in California. I mean you know in more conservative districts, but there are sort of marbled in California, so I definitely hear it even in L. A., it's not as common but. Not that Far Away San Bernardino County's very close, and you see the people. Holding angry signs and it's just. Did you guys hear that they did? A study showed that if they mandated mask you have. Made it pretty much requirement? Everyone wearing masks in public that they could save forty five thousand lives over the course of I'm not sure what the course of the period the period of time would be I think like three or four months. Five thousand I mean if that number that was that was fairly solid number. Would what else would you need but like okay, then we're. We're doing this. You have to wear a mask in public period. Almost the Vietnam War right there. Yeah, no more was fifteen thousand so imagine we could save the same number of lives lost over ten years the Vietnam War just by wearing I think it's such a profound number that we're not even equipped intellectually to really understand that that much right like I don't know forty thousand people I can't picture forty five thousand people sitting in a room I don't know what that looks like. I look like a baseball football stadium. Wouldn't that be roughly? Park, speech larger than the student body of my Alma Mater and speaking of masks. Study this week very that people might be interested in, so they just compared different types of masks, and how well they work, and of course the ones that you think should work the best do right so the ninety nine masks supposed to stop ninety nine percent of the virus were the best followed by end ninety five of course block, Ninety five percent of the virus, and their tests show that those numbers roughly accurate. And then followed by surgical masks, so they were the next, so those are the ones that healthcare workers are using, and they do work the best for the homemade ones they said was the best so <hes> actually interestingly, using vacuum cleaner filters was the best like homemade option. Just make a little pocket in your mask. You put those filters in there, and you can replace them like if they get moisture used. And that was the best using any kind of a close. We've. tight-knit cotton was good. They said what did not work is wearing. A scarf doesn't really do much to the only a slightly better than no mascot, all or a t shirt like pulling a t shirt up over. Your face doesn't work very much at all either so stick with the. multi-player cotton, and if you put a filter

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The Skeptics Guide For Wearing Masks

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

05:35 min | 2 years ago

The Skeptics Guide For Wearing Masks

"Roll come to this country. The Universe today is Wednesday July eighth twenty twenty, and this is your host. Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella, everybody, Cara, Santa, Maria, howdy, and Jane, Novella Hey guys I've been. Bernstein is out this week. Is Neck deep in other people's taxes. Guys Do. You know what he's. He had like a weird like mid tax break which he's never had before. Pick about it right? Yeah I, think everybody did. Last night. So like screw this finishing this crap I hate it and also I think the thing. Is Nobody really knew what was going to happen, but a lot of people got hit super hard, which is why the tax deadline was pushed back so they're like I can't afford to pay my taxes right now, but maybe come July all be in better place financially. Unfortunately, a lot of people are even worse place financially now. There's just kind of kicking. The can down the road speaking of that Steve What are the latest numbers are not good. You know especially in the United States so worldwide. We've surpassed twelve million cases with over five hundred and fifty thousand deaths. In the U, s where over three million cases and Around, one hundred thirty thousand deaths, at least that number's always because probably more. And you know it's just in the US just exactly what we warned about. We're seeing the second hump in the first wave and the greatest number of new cases per day is happening right now. This is a greater surge than we had back in March and April, and this is what we talked about. What happens when we start to open up what happens if then cases start to surge again, what will be? Do you know people have lockdown fatigue? The economy's already taken a big hit from the first lockdown. Some states opened up too quickly. They didn't do it properly with enough testing and contact tracing. And now we're seeing this really bad second wave and the sad thing is. They're having to do it kind of haphazardly like they're the states where they said. Okay we want to reopen, so they never really fully lockdown or they did, but they only stayed lockdown for like two weeks, and then they were like okay bars. We got to reopen. We got to get the economy going. And now the cases are just bananas out of Control and so they're doing this like quick quick. Quick your mask back on, and it's kind of like it's haphazard. It's not clean. It doesn't feel as controlled. And I think that's where things really do. Fall through the cracks, and then, of course we have this whole. Political Anti Mask Movement. That does seem to correlate with some of the same states where we're seeing these spikes. We definitely see in California. I mean you know in more conservative districts, but there are sort of marbled in California, so I definitely hear it even in L. A., it's not as common but. Not that Far Away San Bernardino County's very close, and you see the people. Holding angry signs and it's just. Did you guys hear that they did? A study showed that if they mandated mask you have. Made it pretty much requirement? Everyone wearing masks in public that they could save forty five thousand lives over the course of I'm not sure what the course of the period the period of time would be I think like three or four months. Five thousand I mean if that number that was that was fairly solid number. Would what else would you need but like okay, then we're. We're doing this. You have to wear a mask in public period. Almost the Vietnam War right there. Yeah, no more was fifteen thousand so imagine we could save the same number of lives lost over ten years the Vietnam War just by wearing I think it's such a profound number that we're not even equipped intellectually to really understand that that much right like I don't know forty thousand people I can't picture forty five thousand people sitting in a room I don't know what that looks like. I look like a baseball football stadium. Wouldn't that be roughly? Park, speech larger than the student body of my Alma Mater and speaking of masks. Study this week very that people might be interested in, so they just compared different types of masks, and how well they work, and of course the ones that you think should work the best do right so the ninety nine masks supposed to stop ninety nine percent of the virus were the best followed by end ninety five of course block, Ninety five percent of the virus, and their tests show that those numbers roughly accurate. And then followed by surgical masks, so they were the next, so those are the ones that healthcare workers are using, and they do work the best for the homemade ones they said was the best so actually interestingly, using vacuum cleaner filters was the best like homemade option. Just make a little pocket in your mask. You put those filters in there, and you can replace them like if they get moisture used. And that was the best using any kind of a close. We've. tight-knit cotton was good. They said what did not work is wearing. A scarf doesn't really do much to the only a slightly better than no mascot, all or a t shirt like pulling a t shirt up over. Your face doesn't work very much at all either so stick with the. multi-player cotton, and if you put a filter

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"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

05:35 min | 2 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

"Loan welcome to the. Universe today is Wednesday July first twenty twenty, and this is your host Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella everybody. Santamaria Howdy Jane Novella guys and Evan Bernstein welcome to the second half of the year everyone. Let's hope it was as good as the first. This is one of the longest first halves of a year I. Think I've ever experienced in my life. Was Different. Alright the thing that I think that's happened over the last week in terms of the whole Cova. Craziness is the real escalation of the mask wars as a cultural war in the US, which is just crazy. Lutely I guess we'll fight over anything right? It's hard to be. You know to be surprised after everything we've seen. But, this is a little bit surprising people fighting against the masks. Is just well, but you know what it's not that surprising. If you know a little history, because the same exact thing happened in nineteen eighteen during that flu pandemic, there was a general recommendation to wear masks, and there was actually an anti mask league of people pushing back against mask wearing, and you're saying that specifically a here in the US right. I think it's elsewhere as well I think the UK's having a little bit of a pushback it's. Component known another. Component was not just in the US that was even more over in Europe. Interesting that this the current anti mask nonsense is mainly a US phenomenon I think, but I think it is happening elsewhere as well just not as much so I've been seeing some really interesting assertions about the fact that some of the underlying ideology really comes down to the fact that historically America, and you're right some kind of European. Nations as well especially, the UK kind of pride themselves on an individualistic society as opposed to a collectivist society, and obviously everybody falls somewhere on the continuum of those two things, but America has sort of a long history of being very individualistic, very proud of it, and that kind of mentality could have some explanatory power when we talk about these anti mask fights. Yeah I think that's part of it if you look if you look like there was famously testimony in Florida from people who pushing back against mask wearing and they you know the big theme was liberty and freedom. You'RE NOT GONNA. Tell me what to do, but there was some subset of them woven religious themes. Like this, you're covering God's face whatever you know really interesting. I know. Who you're supposed to cover your head. Whatever and then the other theme was pseudoscience, right? It was making claims that will masks are unhealthy, or they don't work. Since just exactly like the ANTIBAC- sers the same same playbook, so how much of that is just like trying to find justification for that lip? Wonderful Sam. Percent this idea that I'm more concerned about my own comfort than I. am about the well being of others? It's really representative of an individualistic view. That's hard to extricate because it's like it's so woven into society that kids in America are born thinking that way depending on how multicultural bicultural whatever you are. How many generations you've lived here, but when you look at collective societies, the idea that somebody would make a decision to for their own betterment at the expense of other people's welfare is like bananas to them. I mean I. Think I think like we were saying. There's a huge component here of it being a political statement. You know I've been doing a lot of work like you know. Heavy lifting type of work with a mask on prepping for nexus and yeah like it's harder to breathe when you have a mask on, but they've proven that you're not at a loss for oxygen like you're not suffering from a lack of oxygen because you're wearing a mask, it just restricts your breathing a little bit. It's like trying to breathe through. A Straw of a certain size feels a little CLAUSTROPHOBIC, but yeah. Has. Anything worse but Kovalev. Yeah, but yeah, you're right J does not restrict your ability to get oxygen into your blood, and it doesn't cause you to re rebrith the CO two enough of it is getting out. You know the thing is you have to keep in mind? Surgeons of wearing masks for hours a day for tire, adult career for hundreds of years, or whatever at least one hundred years you know, so, that's not a new thing, and you know what about I've gone skiing all day with Neoprene facemask for eight hours at at a time. You know what I mean. People wear beliefs essentially functionally face masks in cold environments for long stretches of time, not an issue so. It really is. It really is not since people have been passing around these fake like exemption cards, but they're totally bogus. There'd be. Frustrating because there are you know a handful of people for whom they really can't wear a mask because they have such a severe psychiatric issue Oregon some sort of medical exemption, but also probably there's a big overlap between the people who would really need a medical exemption and a severe risk of if they contract covid. They're going to not fair as well so people probably shouldn't be spending as much time

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The Skeptics Guide

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

05:35 min | 2 years ago

The Skeptics Guide

"Loan welcome to the. Universe today is Wednesday July first twenty twenty, and this is your host Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella everybody. Santamaria Howdy Jane Novella guys and Evan Bernstein welcome to the second half of the year everyone. Let's hope it was as good as the first. This is one of the longest first halves of a year I. Think I've ever experienced in my life. Was Different. Alright the thing that I think that's happened over the last week in terms of the whole Cova. Craziness is the real escalation of the mask wars as a cultural war in the US, which is just crazy. Lutely I guess we'll fight over anything right? It's hard to be. You know to be surprised after everything we've seen. But, this is a little bit surprising people fighting against the masks. Is just well, but you know what it's not that surprising. If you know a little history, because the same exact thing happened in nineteen eighteen during that flu pandemic, there was a general recommendation to wear masks, and there was actually an anti mask league of people pushing back against mask wearing, and you're saying that specifically a here in the US right. I think it's elsewhere as well I think the UK's having a little bit of a pushback it's. Component known another. Component was not just in the US that was even more over in Europe. Interesting that this the current anti mask nonsense is mainly a US phenomenon I think, but I think it is happening elsewhere as well just not as much so I've been seeing some really interesting assertions about the fact that some of the underlying ideology really comes down to the fact that historically America, and you're right some kind of European. Nations as well especially, the UK kind of pride themselves on an individualistic society as opposed to a collectivist society, and obviously everybody falls somewhere on the continuum of those two things, but America has sort of a long history of being very individualistic, very proud of it, and that kind of mentality could have some explanatory power when we talk about these anti mask fights. Yeah I think that's part of it if you look if you look like there was famously testimony in Florida from people who pushing back against mask wearing and they you know the big theme was liberty and freedom. You'RE NOT GONNA. Tell me what to do, but there was some subset of them woven religious themes. Like this, you're covering God's face whatever you know really interesting. I know. Who you're supposed to cover your head. Whatever and then the other theme was pseudoscience, right? It was making claims that will masks are unhealthy, or they don't work. Since just exactly like the ANTIBAC- sers the same same playbook, so how much of that is just like trying to find justification for that lip? Wonderful Sam. Percent this idea that I'm more concerned about my own comfort than I. am about the well being of others? It's really representative of an individualistic view. That's hard to extricate because it's like it's so woven into society that kids in America are born thinking that way depending on how multicultural bicultural whatever you are. How many generations you've lived here, but when you look at collective societies, the idea that somebody would make a decision to for their own betterment at the expense of other people's welfare is like bananas to them. I mean I. Think I think like we were saying. There's a huge component here of it being a political statement. You know I've been doing a lot of work like you know. Heavy lifting type of work with a mask on prepping for nexus and yeah like it's harder to breathe when you have a mask on, but they've proven that you're not at a loss for oxygen like you're not suffering from a lack of oxygen because you're wearing a mask, it just restricts your breathing a little bit. It's like trying to breathe through. A Straw of a certain size feels a little CLAUSTROPHOBIC, but yeah. Has. Anything worse but Kovalev. Yeah, but yeah, you're right J does not restrict your ability to get oxygen into your blood, and it doesn't cause you to re rebrith the CO two enough of it is getting out. You know the thing is you have to keep in mind? Surgeons of wearing masks for hours a day for tire, adult career for hundreds of years, or whatever at least one hundred years you know, so, that's not a new thing, and you know what about I've gone skiing all day with Neoprene facemask for eight hours at at a time. You know what I mean. People wear beliefs essentially functionally face masks in cold environments for long stretches of time, not an issue so. It really is. It really is not since people have been passing around these fake like exemption cards, but they're totally bogus. There'd be. Frustrating because there are you know a handful of people for whom they really can't wear a mask because they have such a severe psychiatric issue Oregon some sort of medical exemption, but also probably there's a big overlap between the people who would really need a medical exemption and a severe risk of if they contract covid. They're going to not fair as well so people probably shouldn't be spending as much time

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Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Books and Boba

05:28 min | 2 years ago

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

"We're here today to talk about our June twenty twenty. Book Club, pick, convenience store, woman by Sayaka Murata translated by Jeannie Taffy, Takamori. Yes, so there's a divisive opinion on this book and I'm like really excited to dive into it. A lot of people were questioning our decision to pick this book as a lighter More I guess not dark read. Okay, but the thing is like our book club. Pick before that was a warrior woman and I. Think were your was darker than convenience store. Women didn't think it was that dark to be having me neither. Get into a little, are we? Are we the Weirdos here for? Okay, so without further ado, let's get into our. Our discussion. We want you start off with the Book Jack. Description Keiko is normal at school and university. People find her odd and her family worries. She will never fit in to make them happy. Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store where she finds peace and purpose in simple daily tasks. But in Keiko Circle just won't do for an unmarried woman to spend her time stacking shelves and Green Tea as the pressure to find a new job or worse, a husband increases. Keiko is forced to take desperate action so the story itself is a slice of life. story about a convenience store worker toll from first person perspective from the main character Keiko and. I guess we can start with just the style of the store because it's very straightforward. Right and that's some so I don't know if you have this information, but is this the style of Sayaka Murata, or is this because of the condition of Keiko are someone who is like atypical? I have not read any of meritas other works because they happened been translated, but from what I've gleaned from interviews like she does have a very deadpan style to her writing. It is very straightforward like you said and a lot of her previous novels because convenience store women, while it's the first novel to be translated in the states. It's also her tenth novel. and. Yeah like that was really surprising to me. But her other novels are they kind of the same same themes like it's about nonconformity in Japanese Society AH take on gender roles and sexuality, and just like Japanese, societal issues on celibacy and a sexuality and. There are two books that have actually like I'm really hoping that they get translated 'cause the premise is. It's so bonkers There's one book called dwindling world I don't know the Japanese title is, but it set in dystopia where all procreation is made artificially and sex between a heterosexual married couple is is considered to be pretty disgusting like they. Oh, yeah, it's. It's not really a taboo, but it's more of like. Is this like Why are you doing that? A better way to like make children like. Why would you go through sex so? That's like a really interesting premise to me and then the other one. which definitely sounds like my jam? It's called sausage in Soussan, and it roughly translate to translates to birth murder, and this is also a dystopia novels and they banned. It's a dystopia novel where? Where a person who gives birth to ten children they they get to lawfully murder another person down. Yeah, right? About a royal. The Battle Royale I want this book to be translated immediately. Into a movie! Speaking speaking of like adapting it to a movie I. Think Convenience Store. Woman would work really well as a Japanese DEALLM. Or even just like a limited series like one of the Japanese. Soap operas or TV, shows are kind of like the BBC were they're pretty like they're short and sweet. Yeah, yeah, well well. The thing is like a convenience store. Women is such a short novel. It's only like. Because of the size of the hardcover book it's IT'S A lot smaller and very very cute. But in the smart in the smaller version, it's like around. Two hundred pages were like two hundred and fifty pages a in like a normal Let letter size paperback. It's like a hundred and fifty pages, so it's more of a novella than an actual novel. But this book was really really popular. It sold six hundred and fifty thousand copies in Japan and it won the Tugela prize.

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The Skeptics Guide

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

08:32 min | 2 years ago

The Skeptics Guide

"Today is Wednesday June, twenty, four, th twenty twenty, and this is your host Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella. Cara Santa Maria Addy Jada Villa Hey. Guys and Evan Bernstein good evening, folks. How is everyone doing? Well Steve Good question. Yeah I've realized now that I really know how well I'm doing. I'm trying to figure out like. What twenty twenty like I don't know. Should I talked to you about how? I'm feeling today or ninety eight point six? Yeah, Vega question. It is a big question because it's. Everything is so weird. You know it is yeah, it's not natural. For data, let's go over. The covert numbers is so here's the. Interesting thing because if you look at the curve for the world, we're still on the upswing. This this pandemic is is accelerating still. Yep, we haven't even crested the first wave. You know if you're looking at new daily cases worldwide that slope is still increasingly going up if Daily new cases, the greatest single number of new cases on June, nineteenth, one, hundred, eighty, two, thousand, one, hundred and eighty two cases June nineteenth. So you know that we have to keep that in mind. I think if you're on a part of the world that's past the crest of the wave. It feels like it's over, but it really isn't and the United. States is a microcosm of that right because the wave is going through the United States and the the. The northeast were four of the five of us live were passed the peak and we're on the downslope, but other than the northeast rest of the country and most states are still increasing. There's still pre crest. You know of that I believe we have like a weird thing where we were extended in California now it's like getting worse again like we thought we were on the other side of it, but then when we opened of course well, that's the other thing. Nope the opening, so it's kind of a by humped wave because we did manage to flatten up, and now it's turning, but we didn't really turn it down, but it did start in those in some states it was flat, and then they opened up cautiously, and that's good, and then some states opened up not so cautiously, and they're surging. They are spending Arizona is the worst right now, but Farda Florida. Yes, or then a bunch of other states are really spiking. You know so. We're not out of the woods yet. You know he's this again. This is the the the. This is the home stretch, but this is that part of the marathon where like you really gotta dig down and keep going? And that's challenging because. Everyone wants to be outside. We all WanNa be at the beach. We all want to be at parties and social gatherings. It's a normal time of year otherwise to do those sorts of things. But. We still have to be cautious and take all the precautions necessary so total cases worldwide nine point, five million total deaths, four, hundred and eighty, three thousand are approaching half a million in the US for a Ching one hundred twenty thousand deaths. That's what are the projection Steve? So it's really hard. Yes, we're. We're at at least one hundred nineteen thousand. They're saying in the US alone two point three million cases. This is almost certainly an underestimate underestimate. The states that are that are spiking the most South Carolina Florida, Texas Oklahoma and Idaho. Rope I've read. One model, one analysis that says that this I wave is probably gonNA, and with about two hundred thousand. That's about where we're going to land and then second waves. Anyone's guess right? It depends on what happened at that point, but given that we're at one hundred nineteen now and most states are still on the increase that seems like a reasonable estimate. But then you the farther out you go. Obviously, the more variables there are so becomes harder to predict and like there's still the big unknown of. When a vaccine is going to become available here, conflicting things so I think the experts are just making their best gas based upon where we are right now, but nobody could really say for sure, but that could be a game changer will see. This is getting a lot of variables there and don't forget. Some people estimate that or estimate that our numbers now one hundred nineteen thousand could be off by thirty fifty percent could be low by thirty. Really did yeah the. Be. Fifty one specific thing I wrote my my science based medicine blog this morning on this mess event held in Phoenix Mega Church. Because heard about this. Yeah, I was actually interviewed for inside edition which they would last night and I wrote about it today as well, and they're holding a trump rally. They're actually they did yesterday, right? But the the the owners of the Church said. We're good. We're okay because we've installed this special air ventilation air filtration system that will remove ninety nine percent ninety nine point nine percent of the covert virus within ten minutes. So everyone is saw every leasing. Why don't we have? Every plane if that works, yeah, the church is a massive complex, but it has a main auditorium that can hold several thousand people at one time, so it's it's bad. 'cause like this big kind of some somewhat circular auditorium. So you know I wrote an article basically breaking down why that claim that is total nonsense the idea that if you have an effective air filtration system. That you can mask either in side so a couple. Quick points hit. The highlights the idea that it removes ninety nine point nine percent of the virus that. Isolation is plausible because filters can do that, the question is how much time would it take to do that now? They said ten minutes, but that's based upon study of a small closed, sealed off room,

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Observing The Moon

Astronomy Cast

05:29 min | 2 years ago

Observing The Moon

"I'm prisoner. Cain publisher of university with me as always as Dr Pamela Gay, a senior scientist for the planetary. Science Institute and the Director of Quest. How you doing. I'm doing well. How are you doing this fine night before summer? Solstice I know it's. I've got to say we've been doing the virtual star parties, even having to go later and later and later we have start at nine o'clock. It's going to be nice that that the that nighttime comes earlier now. We'll talk a bit about this next week a bit about about. The things we've able to see in the in the nice warm summer, nighttime sky in the Northern Hemisphere. But as you probably know, this is going to be our our penultimate episode for season. Would we bath beforehand? What did we say season fourteen? We think it seems to work we. We think we're on season fourteen of astronomy cast. So we start up again in September. Typically we used to start with whatever interview Pamela would do at Dragon Con, but I don't think that's going to be happening this year. Not so much so much, so we will, but yeah, we will be picking up again in two months so this episode next week's episode, and then we start back up. But one I just want to promote. If you haven't already is, you should sign up to my weekly email newsletter. That I write every week. In fact, I'm in the midst of writing it right now. I send it out on Friday, mornings. And it is. Got Twelve to twenty stories in it links to dozens of other interesting stories. Great Pictures Astro photography. It is a one stop shop for every piece of Space News. That's happened this week that I. Find Interesting, so you should go to universe today. Dot Com slash newsletter to sign up. It's totally free. There's no ads. It's just. Fraser's. musings on what's happening in space and astronomy. It's awesome you wanted. And when he calls into this letter, he's lying. It's more like a magazine. It's amazing a lot. It's a novella. Each one is about yeah. I'd probably say it's about fifteen thousand words that I. write once a week, yeah! That right. No, not that many words five thousand, probably five thousand words alright. As amateur astronomers, we curse the moon every month. seriously. Why doesn't someone get rid of that thing? This week something occurred to us. What if we actually pointed telescopes at the Boone? What would we see? Yeah, we I hate them. Does Because half of the month for goodly portions. You, look up at the moon and there's you look up at the sky and all you see. Is The sky glowing because of the stupid moon? But the pick your crimes better. Yeah, exactly picnic only yeah, only look at space for two weeks when the Moon is below the horizon the times when it's not raining here on the west coast which face it. That's all the time. Yeah Yeah. Pick your times better. So let's look at the blue so. The the

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The Skeptics Guide

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

06:24 min | 2 years ago

The Skeptics Guide

"Hello and welcome to the skeptics guide to the universe today. Is Wednesday June third twenty twenty and this is your host. Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella everybody Cara Santa Maria, had a Jay Novella Guys Evan? Bernstein good evening. Folks you all doing today well pretty. Trying hard, it's been a tough week and a tough week. That's happened since our last show. A little bit co vid. UPDATES I like we usually do so. The numbers are continued to increase of course, but you know in the US definitely is a leveling off. The parts of the country that peaked I are starting are the the new cases, the number of new cases are declining, but some other parts of the country where that peaked later are still on the upswing, and some are even spiking a little bit, and so we're you know again as I said before beginning that transition to the next phase where we're starting to partially roll things out, and I think the next month or two. Two is going to really tell a lot about how things are going to go, you know. Do you think that's because like the most populated cities it did tend to peak I and so even if like the more rural areas or suburban or less populated areas are now starting to see their cases peaking, it's just like in terms of gross numbers. Fewer people yeah I. Think so. Yeah, this is Dan. We're definitely getting into the more rural phase of the spread of the virus now right absolutely plus also in the news. No zombies have showed up yet Let's get. Out about that a little of both j little both all right Bob I'll I'll surprise you. One of these nights I'll come over your house. I'll dress up. I'll do the whole thing. But I imagine. How another hydroxy chloroquine study came out. This one showing does not protect people from acquiring Kovic. So you can give it as a preventive to people who are not does not reduce their risk of getting it. On the good side the study, the first study of convalescent convalescent plasma plasma from people who are who covered nineteen and got better. Show that it was safe. This was an open label trial. Not Out of control try. This is a phase. One safety trial showed that it was safe, and the I think it was like twenty people, or whatever in the study they rose more than ever one thousand nine of them recovered, so they they did. They did well the. Test, yeah, yes. This April plasma is with antibodies and so again not wasn't an efficacy trial, so we can't say really that it works based on this trial. We didn't feel them, but yeah, but it looked. It looks preliminarily positive, but we'd now. This will pave the way for for an efficacy trial where we compare it to. Control. So that's good and. Now half with you my second week working in the hospital and he'll nap. Have you had a recent test? Now? I've been tested. They're only testing happy only testing symptomatic hype. Initially we record the show last week I'd only were there for a few days and it is a bit of a shock know after two months of being in lockdown to be stroll around the hospital. Full of sick people was. Different experience. Culture shock yeah in a way, but now I'm sort of seeing the other side of it. Yeah I think we got this lockdown pretty tight in that. The people working in the hospital are all really diligent. What I mean like everyone's wearing a mask wearing gloves washing in and out of patient rooms are guarding the protective gear you know. Doing doing social. And and you know we've made lots of workflow changes. You know we're not doing the on mass rounds that we used to do. We've really changed how how we're doing things and they'll probably be like the new normal for quite some time absolutely. The next year's fair Paris fashion show is going to be you know gowns and masks, and all sorts of protective equipment might be you never. Know. What it! Might be, that's just how how interesting so I mean this is this is. A risk of four hundred and fifty thousand people, healthcare workers have contracted covid nineteen around the world. Aches so. Out Obviously it's a higher risk than. Being in the hospital I. Mean you think about it? A hospital is the worst place to be. Spreading disease covert, which was thinking about it, so it's a space. Building. Con- confined to some extent with tons of people. Many of whom are sick and you're people, large groups of people are moving around the hospital like literally going into different patients rooms. You know what I mean, so it's like it's a complete setup for the trainer allows all of totally this is why. The precautions have been have been increasing over the course of my career. You know over the course of historical time as infectious diseases get more menacing, and this is just the latest iteration of that, and I do think that there's going to be permanent changes to how hospitals functions function in response to covert one, thousand, nine, hundred, probably because over nineteen, going to be a permanent addition to our Germans fear so. Did you like there were changes after after Mersa started to become A. Hundred thousand people are in hospital. I mean there's there's specific protocols. If someone's mercer positive as specific protocol associated with that I, have one patient on my service now. WHO's positive? It's a gown and glove. Every time you go in, and that's always been the case since mercer was discovered. And it's very common so same things same things with other antibiotic resistant. Bacteria and also certain respiratory. Infections and tuberculosis like every time there's a new big infectious disease pretty much permanently changes practice, so, but the thing is so i. am feeling better I. think in a way is like we got this. You know we're doing everything we can do. We're of minimizing it. The professionalism is definitely there and I think. Healthcare workers is getting more experience with covenant. We're learning a lot about it, so we're sort of getting a grip on it, but there's just no way around the fact that it's a risk and that already there's been a huge price paid by healthcare workers for for being on

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"novella" Discussed on Yesteryear Old Time Radio

Yesteryear Old Time Radio

03:01 min | 2 years ago

"novella" Discussed on Yesteryear Old Time Radio

"Sometimes you have to be a bad look. Good one hello. Judge evening. Strolling hadn't noticed Michelle looks depressed. What's the matter? Gail didn't get the turnoff anybody's water. Gay Gee I know for Lebanon. Saray you travel I am I had to go back and delete gala. Couldn't be helped you wanted to. He hasn't quite ready for a car. Let's do explain. I finally told him he could get one when he saved up enough money. I didn't know you had five dollars. Leftover vacation now. What kind of a car can you buy these days for five dollars? Will Everybody Liked Leroy? Novella Murphy's used Kyle at the one that was holding up the fence that why it's been out in the rain and snow for years and they just keep it around the other used guys look good. Leroy has it now. I hated to do it but I gave them until dark. You get off the property but he means stone guilty. I think you've acted rationally. Me Highlight dangerous. Why it'll never run and Leroy finds out ATI lose interested. I refuse to take that chance judge. They are being a knucklehead. Horace Steph working the boy be a good goodfellow play along. All you have to do is convince in. The car will run. Then you'll have no trouble disposing of it. Well I know he is now. Judge Look between houses trial to push it out into the alley all alone little. Leroy Judge. Judge. I'll try it your way. My way is breaking my heart. He'll never regretted galley. Come on Horse Curry. You're right judge realm I boy I see. You're busy with your car. Your I'm trying to get off the property like you told me son isn't done yet. I've still got half an hour. Wait a minute wait a minute. Let's take a look at this guy. What kind of car is it Lira? All kinds I guess. It's a rather handsome much good. I'm ready to get rid of it. You are really gonNA take the spark plugs out and give them to you. One of them might work. Well thank you my boy but yeah you sniff game says where the gas well. Leroy. I've seen since where the gas nutty hush.

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"novella" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"novella" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Delighted to share this precious not with the rest of the world will any similar access it seems like almost everything in Florence is a cut above and we mean almost everything just off piazza Santa Maria novella we're a church of the same name has stood since thirteen sixty another sort of cathedral it may not look like it from the outside but inside it's truly a thing of beauty this is amazing it looks like it's part of the church there now view the full statues and murals and all the beautiful smells just fabulous beauty Santa Maria novella pharmacy is thought to be the oldest apothecary in the world all very good one pharmacy director Gianluca follow up says it dates back to twelve twenty one when its Dominican monks began experimenting with alchemy a century later they came up with a product made from roses they hoped would defeat the great plague which killed an estimated sixty percent of Europe they thought that the sending this back because they could create an antiseptic useful for two to five the claim but of course of the war but it didn't work is a beauty product rose water which is been used as a face tonic.

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"novella" Discussed on The Better Life Better Work Show

The Better Life Better Work Show

05:15 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Better Life Better Work Show

"Things are there. What's your last? My mother. Read this book. Mother never calls me basically unless she wants something she out there watching then. She thinks she can watch that start at her age. Her kids could call her fair enough. I don't disagree with that. But she called me Sunday morning. She had bought on kindle version and read it and just could not have been more complimentary. I was frankly surprised. I don't know if my mother's read much of my writing. She's really hasn't commented on anything I've ever written for the most part. She doesn't say much about it but she read this book and could not. I came home and I tossed my mom calming. It really really liked my book that she couldn't stop reading. It was gauging. My mother say that she kind of fought she finds and compliments. mm-hmm and your family is not a words of affirmation deal. My parents both children of the depression. They were raised in families. I just just didn't occur so y'all you can find Bill Flanagan F. L. A. N.. I G I in on and facebook and instagram on instagram. He's at Billy. Land will certainly not gonNA show up to the podcast years but will put it in the show notes. He has a little book business card. Andrew My name is Bill Flanagan Dot Com. I don't really use that so much. I squat on on that side but I do have a facebook page the one thing. I'm not really out of self promotion. I it seems weird to me but it just something you have to do. Do you want to sell a few books. Well that's the that's the last thing I'll say them. We'll close out. Is You know. Bill doesn't come in here and asked me for business. Coaching on this book He did ask me for feedback on the writing as his wife but I sit in my office. His offices from mine catty corner. I pay attention to what he's doing and I would watch Cham- it'd be like I went into this bookstore today and ask them if they'd sell my book oh so he is pounding the hustle. Yeah you'RE GONNA ask awesome pavement not not stressed at all no leroy. We're recording a podcast. You cannot hit your tail on the bookshelf. Can you tell I I watch. And so it's it's so funny because I see a lot of my clients often people in the coaching world where we are kind of you know inner work and then on the work we are trying to build our businesses and bill planning. It does not sit behind his desk and go. I'm so confused. I've overwhelmed he just gets up and goes and does something and gets up and goes and does something. And today we went to this Bookstore Georgetown Texas canal of bad ass place and I was like did you talk to them about your book. And he's like yeah. I totally talked about my. Ah Years One of the things I think is actually genius so I got on vistaprint and I printed up two hundred and fifty business cards with a picture of the book. Here's the book on the Back Act. Here's my contact information and head shot and a little bit of the book cover and I leave with them. If I see uh ten women at a restaurant. I'M GONNA go interrupt and say hey buy my book you would too. I you know why not I can just say if you hate it email me and tell me how much yours the thing. You're not promoting yourself and everybody thinks you're promoting yourself. You're promoting Something of valuable that you think other people would lie. That's what sales is. Sales is not selling something that you don't think people want it saying. Hey I have something value. Do you think you would want it. And so that's what I think is so funny as you say I have to. I'm not down in promotion but you on what cinema down. It's just not fun. It's hard but you're doing. You're promoting your book. That's the other thing you're not self promoting Ryan your permit idea in the book. I believe in the story. It's always always easy to sell something you believe in obviously exactly so with that. Thank you for spending time with us today on the live recording of this podcast episode code and on the PODCAST. If you do get a copy of the book or your kindle hold that cover up take a pitcher tag at Billy Flan in or at Bill Flanagan writer on facebook and let us know you thought we'd love your awesome. We'd love for you to share it with the friend and if you're in in Austin on December fifteenth fifteenth so we'll we'll be at a brew pub called Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park. I'll have copies because of my book for sale into sign that Sunday from one to three lane. It's it's a great little place and we're going to have our book launch party in come. Come grab a book and have a beer. They're buying the beer but they have lots of it so I drink cheap beer so billy flam over. Thanks for being podcast an extra suites by my..

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"novella" Discussed on The Better Life Better Work Show

The Better Life Better Work Show

13:32 min | 3 years ago

"novella" Discussed on The Better Life Better Work Show

"Well I could sit there and drink iced tea all day. Drink ice not all day but no Wifi really bad cell coverage. So you're not gonNA. There's no distractions. You say you weren't here. Put my laptop up. I never seen it up with a WIFI anywhere ever went if I needed to. I always look at my phone and so he starts coming back. Alison read this chapter one else and read this chapter two and all of a sudden I'm like Holy Shit. This is really good and she. We're talking about the idea for the story and yes okay so now. So I'm this this is also hold on. This is your first podcast interview right. Yes a little behind the scenes. We have three little notes here. What we're going to talk about? So we wanted to do a little debrief of where he came from. Because does he didn't go to school to learn how to publish books and so let's talk about the school school then in middle school you could. Where did the idea from Hollywood Texas come? There are a few influences on this idea. The first influence was When I got divorced from my first marriage which happened at the end of two thousand three beginning of two thousand four I was pretty young? Forty forty one years old still a good didn't have a lot of grey mcadoo now and I thought I'd like to go out with Sandra Melik. There is absolutely no reason why Sandra bullock would not go out with me if I just had a chance if I could just need her sure do you know if she just gave me five minutes. I was convinced I could ask. I could ask her out to coffey. Because I didn't know you. Then but I wanted to be best friends with Sandra Bullock. And if she just gave me a chance she'd WanNa drink beer with well. Possibly I don't know if Sandra bullock is a diva even if she's hard to be around but she was my celebrity crush she didn't she was just adorable and I thought why the Hell isn't Whoa. Why can't a woman like Sandra bullock go out with a schoolteacher? Well they don't they go out with actors athletes musicians or if they go out with the guy that's not famous. He's absolutely loaded. He's a hedge fund manager. You went out with the real estate. Mogul why went out with you. They don't go out with schoolteachers and welders landscape architects. Now they might after they've been chewed up by the rich guys and realized realized that those people live in a different reality than we do so that was my first thing the second thing was and this is a little embarrassing thing to admit but I have seen the movie Notting Hill about one hundred times fact. I watched it just the other day of Andy's house sitting in it. As you know Hugh Grant Plays William Meets your honor tes and and they have this love affair now. He has absolutely no upper hand in this relationship. He has to follow her lead. He's a nobody shays world renown and I thought it was kind of silly and But but yet it was a great idea when he takes her to his sister's birthday one of the most famous woman on the planet and he's taken her to a birthday party dinner party party with all the kid. Imagine what it'd be like to take famous person over to meet the family like Allison. Oh I mean Sandra but I wanted to make that. That was a hostile idea but a good one who made a great story but I wanted mind to be more realistic and I thought the only way a normal average dude could. Bag Babe like Sandra Andrew Bullock or Julia Roberts is if he really didn't know who the hell she was which sounds very from the woman's perspective that's right if the woman if he treated her like just a regular human being because a famous woman's always famous woman is always gonNA wonder. Does this guy like me. Because I'm famous or have dough just like a rich guy might wonder. Does this chick like me for my money. You you never know you want to be liked for who you are not what you are right. So that was the ideas. Like he's GonNa treat this woman like a normal chick and she he's GonNa dig it because she's in a realized he kinda likes me. Maybe just for me. Let's see where this goes but if he doesn't really know who an in this book the solid tax. I lives on a ranch. He doesn't have a computer he's you know she's he's around forty. She's around thirty two little bit older but certainly doable age age rate age range. And you know he just goes up to a pretty girl in bar and asked shoot a game of pool and at first she's little standoffish. And but then that that she didn't have a really good time. She's there with her stunt double. They're just finishing movie in her home. County Hamilton County Hamilton Texas and he introduces introduces himself and she introduces herself thinking. Well he should know who I am. And then he leaves and the stunt double terms turns to the rich girl her name is Katie. Crockett Luckett that's a whole nother. As she came up with that name. But the stunt double turns to hit the deck. I did not know who you were and she said I don't I don't think he did and she she said well if you don't go out and ask him and ask him out I'm going to and I'm not kidding because he's a nice looking did and so she does for the first first time she makes a move and she and buttons buttons she goes over and she finds them in part launch. Because hey you that's the end of chapter one. It starts from there but at some points. She's gotTa Tell Him who she is or what she does for a living here now and it matters because being in a relationship with someone like that. There are certain complications that you would have to deal with eventually. But she didn't want to. Oh because she doesn't want to ruin this organic blossoming romance. So this is this. This is the story of Colin Katie. Yes and this is the other thing. There's all the behind the scenes. Stuff that Oprah would never know task you so you. Bill would come in Oprah was she knows billion and share chapters. Here's with me or he would actually email me chapters. I would read them on my phone with my plus two glasses and all of a sudden. I'm like who's this man that I've been married did you. For All these years he never uses any of these words talking about words. I mean they're like I didn't realize I knew there was more to us. So that's not the right way to say it. But like you're paying attention to all these descriptors. What are the reviews on? Your book said it really well like the way you describe a scene and then the emotional aspect so some of you may remember. There is an article on how not to write a love note. Note that you wrote the love posted love posted and so I actually read that to my clients. You read the love. Read the whole story to my clients. They were like jaw-dropping at his romance. That's I'll put a link to that in the show roots. Yeah but it's Kinda fun because one of my favorite husband then in my eyes who obviously. I'm in love with and married. But he's a little bit of Oscar. The grouch on the outside. He has a crest outer. Shell absolutely untrue. Oh absolutely my God is a glass up empty. I'm a realist. But also a hopeless romantic. I didn't you didn't let me finish on the inside your soft and peak and levene and you take great care of me. You just a little crazy on the outside. Everybody's should be a little little crusty on the outside at least a little. I don't know if you would have given me a second date if I'd been so Christie anyway so we are really excited. I'm super excited to promote this novella. By my husband Bill Flanagan called Hollywood Texas. So look at this cover. You got an old. Oh blue pickup truck. We're not only doing my video. Were also talking to podcast listeners. So this old blue pickup truck which kyle drives a blue pickup. Katie has this copper color reddish hair which I turned the color of her hair to match that in the story. Kyle looks like college tied in just a big dude. Sweet no simple guy good looking but lives isolated life and he's kind of given up on dating it's like there's nothing informed kind of thing you know we've all it's been there probably at one time or another everything else in the net photos black and white except for the truck and the color of their hair and everything else was whitewashed. Anyway anyway I really like it. So it's available on Amazon in both kindle and in paperback it's an easy read one of your friends that they read the three and a half hour. You can read this probably two to two and a half hours to pay how much you break which is about how long it takes you to watch a movie. I wanted to write a book that was essentially a screenplay in book form so you could read it see the movie. Play out in your head and you're not investing you. You know four hundred pages in three days in a book you can read this and on a flight on an airplane and it's fast pace and so what's the feedback. If you've gotten from readers. Well before I mentioned that you have to understand that I wanted to write a story. That was not formulaic. Doc that had never least to my knowledge never been written before something different and unique and so there are some twists and turns in this So if you if you if it's I'm not saying it doesn't have a good. You know tied up happy ending being necessarily but there are considerations. Let's say there are some unexpected moment. And you have to be okay with that if you're not okay with that if you if you just WanNa cookie cutter story you don't need to read this. Go read something else if you want something. That's a little bit different. The front this is for you so let me ask you. You said it's called Dark Romance. Yeah what is the genre of dark romance. This may has a vampire or something. I have no idea I'm going to google that. Keep talking to them. Why gone well would it? Let me think who told how did you hear hear about that. John Mara. Because that's the first time I've heard you say that. While I was looking online I was trying to do some behind the scenes. Little promotion type things. I was looking at some sites in that was on dropdown menus. Zimmer those are erotica. There's a little bit of what the exact definitely. This is. Not a child's book this this Oughta letter to Penthouse for meter. In fact I wanted to make sure it wasn't these people do what grownups do and Grownup grownups are going to bang. Just that's just what they do. So yes that's in there but I'm not gonNA write three pages on glistening body parts. This is not that bad okay. Hey I'm not sure that we call his dark romance. It says it's a literary sub genre of Romanticism reflecting popular fascination with the irrational demonic. Nick Gross there is nothing irrational demonic. Or Gross. About this will. It doesn't have a genre it's romance it's a Contemporary Romance. Love Story Story. It's not cookie cutter so it's not yet. It's not cookie cutter it leaves you. Someone said it leaves you thinking many days. Are you finish. That is a had a good way. I've done that from a lot of people yes like. I could not stop thinking about this. Your sister had a bad dream about it. I I guess now she kind of took things from point a to point being a very strange way. But Hey I'm I'm not going to tell people how they shouldn't shouldn't take that right. I wouldn't have thought about that in a million years right. Yeah Yeah So. My sister filled in a lot of the. You know the thought this book makes you think. And and she filled in the thinking king with her own store very much and when she told me that I was like what are you talking about you get. But that's the other thing you want are- are- you want a reaction you want people want to just I mean I've read a lot of data. 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"novella" Discussed on Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror

Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror

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"novella" Discussed on Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror

"At breaking the Glass Lipa Way believe it is important to have conversations about women and issues of intersectional feminism within science fiction fantasy and horror to continue do so we need your help please consider supporting us on patriots join the compensation by following us on twitter facebook and instagram well can the Gloss Lipa I'm Megan Lee I have been thoroughly enjoying Jiwa Yang's tensor at series of Novellas so I wanted to talk to them about blending science fiction and fantasy number winery representation and using different structures and forms across a series but I can't possibly do them justice. Hi Why would you please introduce yourself to Allison's hi my name's L. and I am a non binary a player as a writer from Singapore and Yeah Megan said I'm the author of the tencent stories from the Veloso fish there four and they're the sort of like Asian inspired science fantasy in Avella is from toward accomplishing the first ones were released in a twenty seventeen title and the threat of for choose blocksize heaven has been sort of nominated for a bunch of awards the Hugo and the Nebula so my bunch of people mid US other than that I'm kind of working on my first thought well right now and sort of defying like the patch ocoee I guess on a day to day yeah that is an awesome way to put it I love it attention series like a real blend of sci fi fantasy in there I mean did you set out to writes a particular one did you have like a real mix mind from the beginning I well the thing is for me that I am actually more of a science fiction reader an wider which like most of a lot of people don't believe because they mostly know me from series which is very very fancy but I was actually very late reader when it came to sent literally stopped reading when the Lord of the rings movies came out and that was kind of a gateway to so like I tend to be more of a Scifi writer frightening on fiction I tend to write more like cyberpunk stuff but I what did you write a fantasy series at a point I was like I was playing all these like video games that were like Fantasy Video Games like dragon age unloved a lot and I realized that like fantasy can be really fun because you get to all these strange things with mobile ding if you're doing like a secondary wolf fantasy but at the same time I also like a size Noor like you know I went to school for signs my first job out of college with like in the research the archery I was legit scientists at times of like my wool building chance you sort of reflect that of so you know I created so this agic system that was kind of song visa scientific principles that kind of made it Mid Magic Sodas fantasies of his colleague Kate kind of ended up with a lot of signs fancy church building which I realize it's kind of like my wheel house 'cause like even in in other things I've been working on like even though it's like you know space opera I will have like bits of magic and stuff it can't really explain it I guess kind of blending genres 'cause let you know it's it's more interesting to me this fair enough I mean I've never really understood are we had to have such harsh boundaries between the two because there are a lot of crossovers watching style was say and stop this double is that magic is that science I was Jeff One of the various foundational it was we like you know I got into it when I was a kid and it was like the first thing that I loved off science fiction offense the that it was kind of like my gateway to other moral light heart science fiction I'm serious like Star Trek and things like that but yeah I mean it was it was always something that was very interested in yeah and and ester question as the wider such like harsh boundaries I feel like a lot of it is just because publishing tests to do all these for book-selling purposes to tell audiences shorthand this is gonna get its bishops or like visits and and what about both we both species addresses Yeah I do feel like on that these boundaries do blur especially now that you're gonNA have a lot of self publishers a lot of these and and things like that where you I guess you have more space for experimentation in sort of like doing stuff outside the various genre lines you talked about having a publishing having very strict lines of delineation did you come across any pushback then from yours because you'll don't have that real strict line well that's an interesting subject 'cause I wouldn't I push back it was like completely different problem in that order for my books to be marketed they were it's so punk which was like not a label that I had her off before and that was basically just had been invented like the year before by ten to describe his books and and my editor Carl was like we're going to make this short and I was like okay like that's kind of like the marketing language the my books women since then everyone asks me why did you decide to set out you know like why did you send out deciding to writes Ah Peng kind of didn't it was sort of a label that was on the books after the fact for marketing purposes so kind of like the opposite in that like a genre was found for me in and I think the good thing about working toward com publishing is that or experimental because it's served a flaw experimental imprint like the the use it a sort of like a proving ground for like into publishing for example like releasing both often Avella's writ threads implant tights on the same day that was also an expert Oh my thinking went quite well well I preferred that because so much of publishing they don't take risks and it's really nice to see pushes actually bothering to take risks and try something different and test the waters and we're never gonNA get anything new or interesting really groundbreaking and less these publishes take risk I completely agree and I'm really glad that cotton publishing's this kid I think republish a lot of really really interesting stuff and water stuff that I really love and I'm not just saying that because the punishment of L. S. I just say the saying that I love the published. Yeah I agree I completely agree I really enjoy a lot of then Avella's I think the fantasy stick to I think like the more room to experiment I think it take on like slightly rescue stuff and basically published so many books like other books yes so amazing to me and I love it one thing that is interesting about your series is obviously the sort of Asian inspired aspects which given your background make sense but that is kind of very new to the area or at least not well represented where there's particular things that you've wanted to make sure you were seeing represented in these genres that you loved or any thing that you really wanted to get across lights for this year is the world building what they I really wanted to do is even actual Asian like elemental series because of a elementary building. 'cause like I remember one of the things that really annoyed me about Dr Loss Air Vendor that supposedly Asian but there seems like no other so I was very specific when I was doing the building I'm just like I would use the actual Asian elemental system in my will I want to see that like in the building so light you know people will actually realize that O's actually like they're five elements and they're kind of weird yeah I think that was kind of one of these like I mean for me I feel like I as as a present who's like Ingredient Asia actually did spend like my my childhood kind of surrounded by a lot of Chinese mythology and stuff like that so I never really melt that ice for present in that sense you know what I mean I wasn't like starve yeah for for the contents it was more like this is the thing that I'd like to win was small child which basically is kind of like the journey to the West kind of weird magic stuff and Peru's and stuff like that and I kind of want to merge with stuff that I like now as a as a nerdy grown up and so I kind of mixed wipe dressing part in dragon age and and things like that all in sort of like dig messy gooey melting pot so will bowling which is like basically I just wanted to have fun when I was writing in and I did so mission accomplished I guess that's how it kind of what Kim can together that's awesome so one thing that I often hear in conversations and I would have to caveat this with obviously that I am white and Weston and come from a very privileged area and all this kind of thing and I'm very steeped in the Western culture around science fiction and fantasy because we do talk about the lack of representation of other cultures and eight new in this region but of course my perspective and when we about things like this is that I am steeped in Western publishing so do you think that there is a lot of science on fantasy that that we've really missing out because the thing is I've I've really really come again a across like the three body problem in translation for like sci-fi elsewhere and it's a shame if there is a lot of this stuff around that we just don't have kind of access to a winning solve yeah I mean I think a very interesting question for someone like myself who I actually I do consider myself an anglophone because by English basically the only as like which them anywhere comforting even though what's to be bilingual trilingual lake frankly like honestly I can only sort of be functional in like with like men's rights which is supposed to be a mother child I can order food and tell the techs young-chol where to go in this about it I like it's not really official language for me I can understand it in the news or listen to the news but if you ask me to hold a conversation with people like I coming from that background like for me I do also advised to it's like angle so media which is an in publishing that's basically you know not even just like you know the UK's largely the US they're like this yes channel ninety percent of all angles I'm Australian say Yes ah feature either yeah you don't even like I like.

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