• It's fire season again in Southern California. So I'm reposting this one, that presages the threat now being realized in other backyards?

    Backyard In my backyard the olive tree among the other trees that shade a failing lawn fends off the searing blaze of summer dawn much better that it did when it was young. Its leaves, back then, were few and far between on branches barely qualified as twigs that clawed the sky in subtle zags and zigs.... show more
    Backyard In my backyard the olive tree among the other trees that shade a failing lawn fends off the searing blaze of summer dawn much better that it did when it was young. Its leaves, back then, were few and far between on branches barely qualified as twigs that clawed the sky in subtle zags and zigs. The kind of grab at life so often seen. The garden, taken whole, has come to grief: the patch of lawn once green has gone to brown, the flowers don t look up, but only down, the plum tree and the peach have lost their leaf, small beetles gorge on wood of withered oaks, the needles fall from branch of stressed-out pine, my avocado tree is in decline. (Is global warming still seen as a hoax?) Yet other trees, acacias and mesquite and doing very well despite the drought. About that olive, though, I still have doubt: it s watered less, so suffers in this heat. Should it survive, then maybe so will I. We live with what we have, or else we die.
    11 answers · Poetry · 3 days ago
  • Is Shakespeare a hopeless romantic or cynical pessimist who believed that true loves doesn’t exist?

    I’m writing an essay for midsummer nights dream . And the prompt is “in A midsummer nights dream William Shakespeare explores many types of romantic love . Was Shakespeare a hopeless romantic who believed in love ? Or a cynical pessimist who believed true love doesn’t exist ? “So what i need help with is the thesis... show more
    I’m writing an essay for midsummer nights dream . And the prompt is “in A midsummer nights dream William Shakespeare explores many types of romantic love . Was Shakespeare a hopeless romantic who believed in love ? Or a cynical pessimist who believed true love doesn’t exist ? “So what i need help with is the thesis statement I kind of belive that he’s a hopeless romantic. So I kind of want to put “ William Shakespeare was a hopeless romantic “ but I need two major reasons to support the position I am taking but then again I kind of believe he doesn’t believe in true love I mean it’s kind of hard to say because of his other plays . Also in midsummer nights dream Helena was in love with Demetrius she was the only one who who actually loved the other DEMETRIUS ISNT REALLY in love with her like she’s “ in love “ with him because of the flower thing . Also in Romeo and Juliet one they ended up dying because they didn’t want to be alive if they could not be with one another there love was so powerful for eachother they chose death . I kind of think he believes in love but that love is complicated, unpredictable ,unfair , and uncontrollable like in midsummer nights dream Hermia and Lysander people were against there relationship and didn’t want them with one another like in Romeo and Juliet right so Anyways what side should I really choose ? and any ideas on two major reasons I can put for it ?
    6 answers · Books & Authors · 4 days ago
  • What did black people do?

    Best answer: 1. Gas Mask 2. Traffic Signal. 3. Blood Bank. 4. Open heart Surgery pioneer. 5. Invented an Automated Shoe Lasting Device 6. Improved Light Bulb 7. Invented an Early-version Torpedo. 8. Developed a Special Steamboat Propeller 9. Invented the Potato Chip 10. Measuring and Detected Ultraviolet Lights. 11.... show more
    Best answer: 1. Gas Mask
    2. Traffic Signal.
    3. Blood Bank.
    4. Open heart Surgery pioneer.
    5. Invented an Automated Shoe Lasting Device
    6. Improved Light Bulb
    7. Invented an Early-version Torpedo.
    8. Developed a Special Steamboat Propeller
    9. Invented the Potato Chip
    10. Measuring and Detected Ultraviolet Lights.
    11. Revolutionized the Sail-making Business.
    12. Created the Affordable Electret Microphone.
    13. Created the "Temple's Iron" Harpoon
    14. Invented Resistors for Pacemakers.
    15. Pioneered the Field of Fiber Optics.
    16. Invented Tallying Machine for the Census.
    17. Developed a 3-D Optical Illusion Device.
    and more...
    19 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • Why is it so hard for black people to research their genealogy?

    I recently took the ancestry dna test and discovered that I had three or four second cousins that I didn't even know about! besides slavery and not being listed as citizens why can't African Americans find out more information about our genealogy?
    I recently took the ancestry dna test and discovered that I had three or four second cousins that I didn't even know about! besides slavery and not being listed as citizens why can't African Americans find out more information about our genealogy?
    8 answers · Genealogy · 4 days ago
  • I read a book and started crying like a little kid, dont know whats wrong with me?

    It's an historical fiction about an irish young man and girl struggling with their immigrant lives. He was convicted by english officers and tortured. Even ..raped. at that point I cried. His fellow mate was burnt alive and the english wanted to find his daughter and sell them as a prostitute (she was only 5)..... show more
    It's an historical fiction about an irish young man and girl struggling with their immigrant lives. He was convicted by english officers and tortured. Even ..raped. at that point I cried. His fellow mate was burnt alive and the english wanted to find his daughter and sell them as a prostitute (she was only 5).. this irish guy manages to escape and to save the little girl and treats her like her own daughter. He escapes to england to hide for a while and meets an irish girl who he knew when he was a kid. The girl has changed: she's not as happy as when she was in Ireland (she left before the war), she's bullied because irish and poor and she wants to go to college because she's really smart but it's forbidden because shes irish.. so depressing. Throughout the whole book the boy says the daughter is his own, and he treats the other girl in a cold way, although he secretly loves her and protects her. She loves him but she's stubborn and shy and afraid of lots of things. At some point when she isnt accepted at college she decides to commit suicide and when he finds out he gets mad and confesses that he loves her, and everything is ok until he reveals that he cannot love anyone because of what happened in prison. She cries listening to his words and kisses him, although he refuses. They end up making love while after they cried. that was so emotional...
    11 answers · Books & Authors · 22 hours ago
  • Why did the USA not end World War II by negotiating with Hitler?

    Best answer: Because Hitler would not negotiate. And note anyway that the Russians were the allies who got hold of Berlin, and would have been the people to capture Hitler if he had not committed suicide. You could ask the same question of Britain in the early years of WW2, before the Russians, and later the Americans, were... show more
    Best answer: Because Hitler would not negotiate. And note anyway that the Russians were the allies who got hold of Berlin, and would have been the people to capture Hitler if he had not committed suicide.

    You could ask the same question of Britain in the early years of WW2, before the Russians, and later the Americans, were dragged into it.
    24 answers · History · 2 days ago
  • So how did the Civil War end?

    Best answer: Cromwell, and his Roundheads defeated King Charles, and his Cavaliers in 1661. That ended the war.
    Best answer: Cromwell, and his Roundheads defeated King Charles, and his Cavaliers in 1661. That ended the war.
    17 answers · History · 19 hours ago
  • My name has been passed down from woman to woman in my family for 18 generations.?

    Now that I'm pregnant, should I keep the tradition going or rebel? I also really like the name xanialeigh for a little girl.
    Now that I'm pregnant, should I keep the tradition going or rebel? I also really like the name xanialeigh for a little girl.
    15 answers · Genealogy · 13 hours ago
  • Writing my query letter - should I also include a short piece of coursework as well as a section of the book?

    I am in the process of contacting a literary agent, with the hope of getting my book published. To demonstrate more pieces of my work, do you think I should include a link to a short piece of English coursework that I did recently? I'm a first-time author so I have no previous books to list. Thanks!
    I am in the process of contacting a literary agent, with the hope of getting my book published. To demonstrate more pieces of my work, do you think I should include a link to a short piece of English coursework that I did recently? I'm a first-time author so I have no previous books to list. Thanks!
    5 answers · Books & Authors · 16 hours ago
  • Native American not showing up on my DNA test?

    My great grandmother was Cherokee and my father is half Native American but it didn’t show up on my 23andMe reaults. Why?
    My great grandmother was Cherokee and my father is half Native American but it didn’t show up on my 23andMe reaults. Why?
    13 answers · Genealogy · 2 days ago
  • How did Stephen King become rich from writing horror when horror is not even that popular?

    I mean, he is the only horror writer to become rich writing it.
    I mean, he is the only horror writer to become rich writing it.
    14 answers · Books & Authors · 13 hours ago
  • What do you think was the best invention?

    I say bottled purified drinking water. Genius.
    I say bottled purified drinking water. Genius.
    52 answers · History · 4 days ago
  • Could someone faint if something squeezed them very tight?

    If someone was hugged tight enough and it squeezed them so tight that it hurt, could they pass out? I m writing a story and I don t know how I should make the character faint to pass time...
    If someone was hugged tight enough and it squeezed them so tight that it hurt, could they pass out? I m writing a story and I don t know how I should make the character faint to pass time...
    7 answers · Books & Authors · 1 day ago
  • Does it make someone gay when they read a homosexual book and like it?

    Best answer: No
    Best answer: No
    25 answers · Books & Authors · 3 days ago
  • Does sound rhyme with down?

    Best answer: try to use it in a poem and see how your closest friends react.
    Best answer: try to use it in a poem and see how your closest friends react.
    17 answers · Poetry · 2 days ago
  • Would Harry Truman still have reinstated the Modern State of Israel if the Christian world did not anticipate the Second Coming of Christ?