0 is a figure, after all…

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I joined Medium on January 19, 2021. I remember that day like it was six weeks ago. It was a chilly Tuesday afternoon in Madrid, Spain. Traces of snow from the biggest blizzard in five decades still covered the streets. And… well, I won’t go into further detail because you’re expecting humor, not a weather report.

I felt burned out at work as a translator and editor.

I was sick and tired of Covid — literally, since I had just been infected two weeks earlier.

When one is bored and frustrated, when life has lost all meaning… the obvious solution…


Superhero? Attorney at law? We report, you decide!

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Today’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:


Even state wildflowers don’t get validation from the New York Times

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Today’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:


Mind the gap… between the British and American meanings

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Today’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:


November 23, 1943–April 4, 2021

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NOTE: In Korean names, the family name is usually given first. In this case, the family name is Kim.

Why

I’ve always been fascinated by the game of Go. My family had one of the many versions sold in the US during one of its booms in the 1970s. My brother and I tried playing it a few times based on the rule book, but we did not realize at the time how profound and complicated this strategic game of placing stones on a grid can be.

Who

Kim In was born on November 23, 1943, in Gangjin, Jeollanam-do, South Korea.

He…


Porn in a castle tower?

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NOTE: Something weird happened today when I published this article, and a big chunk of text got lopped off. It’s been fixed now. Just letting you know in case you happened to be one of the people who read the article during the first hour of its life.

Today’s New York Times Spelling Bee letters:


2002–April 2, 2021

Photo credit: Animal Adventure Park

Why

She became a sensation after her pregnancy and labor were live-streamed on YouTube.

Who

April the reticulated giraffe was born in 2002 at the Catskill Game Farm in Catskill, New York. She lived there until the place close four years later and the Adirondack Animal Land, in Broadalbin, New York, accepted to take her.

During that time, she had three offspring, two males and one female.

In 2015, Animal Adventure Park acquired a three-year-old male giraffe named Oliver. Soon after, the park decided to purchase April in order to breed the two adults. …

Avi Kotzer

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ― Albert Einstein ▹ My logophile column: https://medium.com/silly-little-dictionary

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