By Lambert Strether of Corrente
Patient readers, I must finish up a post on voting systems, and so this is an open thread. Talk amongst yourselves! –lambert
Here, however, is an example, blessed by GM, of the rich bouillabaisse of Covid recombinations currently simmering in the New York area:
Please, can everyone who have any level of influence advocate for *suppressing the spread of SARS2*, so it will stop evolving? https://t.co/5AQqOq46Ko
— Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz (@GosiaGasperoPhD) November 7, 2022
Although we have to wait and see, still the virus has form, and so far, it’s been smarter than we are.
Contact information for plants: Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, to (a) find out how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal and (b) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi and coral are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please place it at the start of your mail in parentheses: (thus). Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. From RM:
RM writes: “I’ve been admiring this Devils Deadly Nightshade at a house in town and always brings me back to my younger days in San Francisco reading “The Teachings of Don Juan a Yakui way of life”. I never did try it especially after meeting a guy that had done the seeds and was very weird.”
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