Indiana butterfly
Drunk on nature-brewed mulberry wine.

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“Do you see deer?” This is something my Pinoy friends often ask when I describe where I live.
Yes.  Yes, I do.
I am back in the U.S. for a few weeks and I easily see  couple of deer a week, if not more.

Above, one misty, moisty morning as I drove my son to work last week.  I had not forgotten the deer- I am always on high alert so we don’t hit any.
What I had forgotten

was to see the wonder.

“Why do U live in Narnia?” texted a Filipino friend when I shared this picture.

I love living in the Philippines. I am relearning the things I should appreciate about where I have lived the previous dozen years.

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Just another weekend in Chicago, how many shot?

Nearly 40 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, including five people shot in one attack after a party in Bronzeville

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Audible 2 for 1 sale

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Audible is running a two for one sale, so if you aren’t a member, this is a good time to get an Audible Membership and if you are already a member and have a credit you forgot about or remembered but hadn’t use yet, you want to take advantage of this.

Not all titles are part of their two for one deal, but here are a few I can particularly recommend:

Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are, is one of the eligible titles, and I’ve blogged a lot about this one and the information in it. Highly recommended.

You might like Eric Metaxas’ biography of Bonhoeffer, normally 17.95, or one credit, and with this sale you can get the biography *and* another good audio book or educational program for one credit.

The Body Keeps the Score is absolutely fantastic for anybody who is dealing with trauma and PTSD issues.

I thoroughly enjoyed Jack Weatherford’s Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World and I would use it with a high school student as well.

Also part of their two for one credit deal are several many pimsleur foreign language courses

And I had a different audio version, but this one has got to be great: Twelve Years a Slave

I can’t recommend this since I didn’t get it, but it always looks intriquing to me:
Food: A Cultural Culinary History

I had two credits, and I  chose:

The Fall and Rise of China (normally nearly fifty dollars!) and

Biology: The Science of Life, (normally over fifty dollars.)

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

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30 years of failed climate predictions

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