We had a number of setbacks that ate up a few perfectly fine days, but the weather was extremely cooperative, and everything is in the ground. While we were working on it, I came across some stories I thought were interesting:
Who is basketball's GOAT - Lebron James or Michael Jordan - Boston Globe and Cavaliers are surviving in the playoffs despite the dilemma of LeBron James' rest - ESPN. I'm extremely biased, but I think Lebron would be the best teammate to play alongside.
The Big Ten’s Big Business - Slate. "Amateur." What a crock.
The Art of Icon Writing - Baltimore Sun
Why We've Been Fighting About Milk for 10,000 Years - Time
Maple Syrup Cartel Has a Plan to Cover Shortfall - Bloomberg. I can't get enough of the maple syrup cartel and their strategic maple syrup reserve.
The Colonel In The Kitchen: A Surprising History Of Sous Vide - The Salt
Alan Turing’s chemistry hypothesis turned into a desalination filter - Ars Technica
How the 50-mm Lens Became ‘Normal’ - The Atlantic
The water war that will decide the fate of 1 in 8 Americans – Grist. People who move to the desert southwest are insane.
Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City – The Upshot. Umm, no thanks. I'm not sure how Beta versions of cities would work.
Kansas' Medicaid Data Is So Bad, Analysts Can't Even Tell If It's Working - Governing. Kansas is pretty much Republican "governance" in its purest form.
Nonprofit Liberty University's "lucrative enterprise" - Marketplace. Gaming regulations targeting for-profit colleges.
Trump is no longer the worst person in government - George Will. On Mike Pence. Let's not get crazy, George. Both suck in tremendously different ways.
Donald Trump declares trade war on China - Financial Times. This will probably hit farmers hard.