Phillies looking for “at least three top prospects” in return for ace left-hander Cole Hamels

Misty Morning Daysailers

Ron Mayhew

A pair of catboats resting easy on a calm, foggy morning.

A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble.

___E. B. White

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Georgia cotton at sunset. #presinpink

Medal of Honor Recipient Rides Shotgun with Roush Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne at NASCAR Nationwide Series

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PHOENIX–With Veterans Day approaching, Rouch Fenway Racing and USO Arizona teamed up to kick off this year’s festivities with a roar.

Roush Fenway Racing driver Trevor Bayne, had two special additions on his No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang at this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event at Phoenix International Raceway to honor those who have served.

In addition to featuring the USO logo on the side and back of his vehicle, Bayne sported Medal of Honor recipient Fred Ferguson’s name on his passenger door. Bayne, who finished ninth in the race, also took a moment to give troops a shout before hitting the track this weekend.

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A walk through ancient Evora

Notes from Camelid Country

Évora is a city filled with atmosphere, and has the low-key grandeur of a former royal city once home to the Portuguese court. Walking the maze-like streets you never quite know what you might find as you turn the next corner or pass through a narrow archway. If the streets sometimes reminded me of the medina in Fez or Tunis, it’s probably because these three cities once fell under the control of the same Moorish rulers.

Evora Cathedral, Evora, Portugal Evora Cathedral, Evora, Portugal

Evora, Portugal Evora, Portugal

Evora, Portugal Evora, Portugal

During the medieval period Évora was one of Portugal’s most important towns, politically, religiously and economically. The wealth of beautiful churches and imposing buildings are testimony to the central role the town played in Portuguese life. Yet with changing political fortunes from the late 16th Century onwards, Évora underwent a long, slow and graceful decline.

Evora, Portugal Evora, Portugal

Evora, Portugal Evora, Portugal

Tucked away inside its 14th Century city walls the decline was barely noticed by the outside world…

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Timo, You Gonna Get Outta Bed Today, Buddy?

Transitions between states of matter: It’s more complicated, scientists find (Science Daily)

Uma (in)certa antropologia

Date: November 6, 2014

Source: New York University

Summary: The seemingly simple process of phase changes — those transitions between states of matter — is more complex than previously known. New work reveals the need to rethink one of science’s building blocks and, with it, how some of the basic principles underlying the behavior of matter are taught in our classrooms.

Melting ice. The seemingly simple process of phase changes — those transitions between states of matter — is more complex than previously known. Credit: © shefkate / Fotolia

The seemingly simple process of phase changes — those transitions between states of matter — is more complex than previously known, according to research based at Princeton University, Peking University and New York University.

Their study, which appears in the journal Science, reveals the need to rethink one of science’s building blocks and, with it, how some of the basic principles underlying…

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