Luis Sorriano is a librarian in the small town of La Gloria, Colombia. He delivers books to children in impoverished rural areas - up to eight hours roundtrip - on the backs of his donkeys, Alfa and Beto.
Sitting here with Ivy sleeping in the chest harness listening to Beck on the radio, I'm thinking how a newborn's days are full of rhythm: breathing, sucking, hiccuping, even crying.
Then there are the hour- and day-scale rhythms you're told to follow: feeding and changing every so many hours, eventually (God willing) waking and sleeping at the same time every day. Rhythms are natural, predictable and, in the long run, they make everyone happier.
Speaking of music, I plan on having Ivy able to recognize Prince and James Brown by age 2.
Who knew that 9 inches = 29 dry basmati rice grains end to end? Or that 400 acres = 3.7 Vatican Cities? Sensibleunits.com converts any any length, area or mass measurement into its real-object equivalent.
As a journalist, I dig this. It's a lot more effective to say "twice the weight of Big Ben" instead of (or in addition to) "28,000 kg," isn't it? If only it did volume, temperature and time, too. ("That's six times as long as it takes to find a cab in New York City, on average.")
Now where's the widget that thinks up punny titles for articles?