I was finally ready to start planting this afternoon, and wouldn't you know it, we had a technology malfunction and I didn't get a single seed in the ground. I did find these stories over the last few days, though:
The history of the song "Louie Louie" - Marketplace. An important FBI investigation.
EU agrees total ban on bee-harming pesticides - Guardian
Rural Lands At Risk As Ranchers Prepare For Retirement - The Salt
Rural Kansas is dying. I drove 1,800 miles to find out why - The New Food Economy. It goes a little over the top, but brings up some brutal statistics.
Rural Teachers Working Second Jobs, Struggling To Make Ends Meet – CBS Denver
The last man who knew everything – The Week
A High Schooler Has Upended a Fundamental Chemistry Theory - Inverse
Did Math Kill God? – The New Republic
There Are Holes In Elon Musk's Plans To Tunnel Through L.A. With Boring Co. - Forbes
The Myth That Markets Get Prices Right Won’t Die – Bloomberg. Goddamn vampire theory. Pound a wooden stake in its heart.
Life on the Oil Frontier - Longreads
Annual Figures Show Slight Rise in Rural Jobs, But Gap With Metro Widens – Daily Yonder