Today’s World View… WAPO

By Anthony Faiolawith Sammy Westfall Email Lithuania is learning the cost of standing up to China. Without E.U. backing, it may be forced to sit back down. The Lithuanian state emblem seen at its embassy in Beijing on Dec. 15. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Don’t mess with the Middle Kingdom. That’s the message China is sending Lithuania, a … Continue reading Today’s World View… WAPO

WAPO Newsletter: Recommendations for me

Recommended for you Your daily roundup from The Washington Post. From The Fact Checker Biden claims yet another arrest for which there’s little evidence In Atlanta, the president referenced "the first time I got arrested.” But his story does not add up. Analysis ●  By Glenn Kessler ●  Read more » From Going Global Prince Andrew loses military affiliations and … Continue reading WAPO Newsletter: Recommendations for me

WAPO Newsletter: By The Way

BYTHEWAY.COM |  | READ ONLINE In case you missed it this week: Quarantine life on infected cruises; a night alone at O’Hare Airport; and the truth behind a viral TikTok hack. COVID AT SEA (iStock/Washington Post illustration) Bare rooms, rotten fruit and boredom: Quarantine life on infected cruises For cruise passengers caught in omicron’s surge, isolation comes with windowless rooms and … Continue reading WAPO Newsletter: By The Way


WORD OF THE DAY SkirrskərPart of speech: verbOrigin: Late Middle English, mid 16th century 1Move rapidly, especially with a whirring sound.   Examples of Skirr in a sentence "Courtney watched the birds skirr into the sky as they were startled by the bark of her dog." "The camera drone skirred as it lifted into the air to take a photo of … Continue reading Skirr

Seasoned Nuts Quotable

“As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual … Continue reading Seasoned Nuts Quotable

Did you know..

Did you know... ... that today is Pluto Platter Production Day? In 1957, Wham-O began production of the Pluto Platter. Thankfully, they later changed the name to the Frisbee! Following the name change, sales took off. Trivia buffs: "Pluto Platter" was an attempt to cash in on the public craze over space and UFOs. ~~~ … Continue reading Did you know..

10 Crazy Encounters of UFOs, Speeding Trains, and the Railroads

by Marcus Lowth fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Most people are familiar with claims of UFO sightings made from planes. And many of us will have heard or read about UFOs witnessed from the deck of a ship or tracked on the radar of a submarine. However, what perhaps does not come to mind quite so quickly … Continue reading 10 Crazy Encounters of UFOs, Speeding Trains, and the Railroads

10 Rare and Expensive Gemstones

by Ben Gazur fact checked by Darci Heikkinen There are more than 4,000 minerals that naturally occur on Earth. Many of these are almost impossible for most people to distinguish. A rock is a rock to most people. But some stones stand out. Humans love sparkly things, and luckily, some minerals and gemstones can be both pretty … Continue reading 10 Rare and Expensive Gemstones