Full from leftover mashed potatoes? Here is some archeological research into the birthplace of potato cultivation. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/science/potato-domestication-andes.html

It's a busy morning at the airport, but I zipped through security with TSA Pre. The line for coffee was a different story.

The WSJ has put together a Facebook feed comparison, showing liberal and conservative news posts side by side. http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

Santa Clara gets flooded with carcinogenic foam from a SJC airport hanger. TGIF. http://abc7news.com/news/mysterious-foam-floods-martin-avenue-in-santa-clara/1614495/

Flight from IAD to SFO is so empty they have to move several rows to fix the weight imbalance. I'm never on flights with empty seats.

Nothing says e-learning like an animated dancing wordcloud questionnark.

An experiment in low-cost education across California is increasing the number of community colleges with tuition-free options. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/us/california-today-community-colleges-free-tuition.html

The is so big and bright, and I can see it for once because I'm in Virginia and not San Francisco.

Good weather for a walk along the Mall.

Adding to my metro card collection. #washingtondc

Capping off the week by watching All the President's Men.

21 children are suing the federal government over climate change, arguing for their rights to liberty and property. http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/10/opinions/sutter-trump-climate-kids/index.html

From @zchace, a thoughtful story on anti-immigrant sentiment in a MN community and the people who've felt ignored. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/600/will-i-know-anyone-at-this-party?act=1

Pew election data show deep divisions in race, gender, and education around Trump win. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/behind-trumps-victory-divisions-by-race-gender-education/


Current status: distress

Wut is this 😭😬

Semi ironic theme song for the afternoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21wgwkzdrkI

On this election eve, why not peruse the overviews @waitbutwhy has done on some of our former illustrious leaders? http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/american-presidents-washington-lincoln.html

Wine tasting this afternoon in the Russian River Valley, with a side of venomous snakes.

One of my earbud sets only works in the left ear and the other set only works in the right ear. Clearly I need a phone with 2 audio jacks.

So much houseplant envy for this Malaysian home. 🌿 https://www.dwell.com/collection/kerolhome-4f340ae9

In which I learn that the British spell enroll "enrol" (and enrolment) but correctly use the double l for enrolling and enrolled. Whhhy....

Had brunch at a restaurant called Eugene, specializing in Pacific Northwest food

Great set of presentations at #matterdemoday. Congrats Matter 6!