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Word of the DayLEGERDEMAIN (Noun, English) Skilled, dexterous use of the hands when performing magical tricks. Has also taken on a pejorative meaning of deceit or trickery. Note: Cited originally in English during the 16th century. From the French phrase 'léger de main' (light of hand).
Monthly Archives: June 2011
Journey in Northern Light
Just a quick add-on to yesterday’s mention of the summer solstice. Check out this beautiful time-lapse sequence of The Arctic Light by TSO Photography. ‘The Arctic Light’ is the name given by the photographer to the time period about 2-4 weeks … Continue reading
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Happy Summer Solstice, NoHem!
Today is the summer solstice for the northern hemisphere — a consequence of the geometry of the sphere-with-a-tilted-axis that we call home in our solar system. Today the sun will reach its highest point in the sky at (solar) noon, … Continue reading
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