1. Ever heard of São Miguel? Maybe, but most likely no. São Miguel is the greenest of the Portuguese Azores archipelago (the nickname is Green Island). I don’t think I’ve posted this before, but I definitely think it is a new picture. So enjoy!
2. The 2023 Tournament of Books by The Morning News is a good list of books, 68 total works of fiction, all to be whittled down to the best book of 2023. So, if you need a good fiction book, and yes, you should be reading fiction, even as an adult, this is a great place to start. And the reason you should read fiction is because there is no other vehicle, other than television or movies, that allows you to experience something that someone else is experiencing.
3. Sort of a long read, The Smithsonian Magazine looks into the likelihood of the existence of King Arthur, going back to text from Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, which was written in the 12th century, but tells the tale of the sixth century King Arthur. And this is more of an archeological look at the legend than the story itself.
4. This was really neat, from something called Misconceptions, allows you to scroll through some common misconceptions regarding the continents of Africa, South America, and Europe, for example 2/3’s of Africa is north of the equator.
5. An interesting interview with Tumblr CEO Matt Mullenweg. Tumblr is a social network, largely used by teens and 20-somethings and in a prior life, it was filled with porn. I actually have used Tumblr previously and should probably resurrect what I had, but as we are watching how Twitter is utilized as a social network, maybe on the other end of the spectrum is Tumblr. Social networks in general are incredibly difficult. And technically, owning a website with any sort of social interaction can be difficult.