a reading plan for 2021: big stacks of nonfiction, plus some fiction, and series for mind breaks

2018: Titles and reading projects that were languishing on my List.2019: The year of the biography. The first time I created a reading plan for the year.2020: I liked having the 2019 plan, and created a new plan for 2020.In each case, I read many titles from the plan, and many off-plan -- enough that I feel I've accomplished part of a goal, but not so much that the goal became a chore. For 2021, I consulted The List, and selected sub-lists of nonfiction, fiction, and YA. Add to that the authors ...
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There is Room for You...

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Top 5 Healthy Breakfast Recipes!

Treat yourself to a delicious, healthy and easy breakfast! From a gluten free polenta porridge, granola muesli muffins, roasted vegetable muffins, two ingredient banana pancakes and a coconut yogurt parfait there's an option for every day of the work week!
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My next TOI blog article: Time for Big Tech to respect liberty or be forced to do so

I sent my article to the Times of India many hours before the massive communist purge that took place yesterday. But what I’ve said in this article is now even more important: Time for Big Tech to respect liberty or be forced to do so I’ve already discussed the common counter-arguments in this article. But […]
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Kangaroo Island: a place of empty beaches and hidden history

As this beguiling South Australian island recovers from its devastating bushfires, Bruce Pascoe hopes its Aboriginal past plays a role in defining its future Read the rest of the On country series‘We can learn to better love our country. There’s no better time than now’A guide to Namadgi national parkA guide to the Katherine regionA guide to Laura and CooktownIslands and islanders hold a special place in the imaginations of many people. Lighthouses, shipwrecks, hardy fishermen, lonely beaches, w...
Tags: Travel, Australia news, Indigenous Australians, Australia Holidays, Australasia Holidays, Kangaroo Island, South Australia Holidays, Laura, Katherine, Bass Strait, Bruce Pascoe, Australian lifestyle, Namadgi

Gulf tourism losses due to coronavirus could reach $60bn - Arabianbusiness

Gulf tourism losses due to coronavirus could reach $60bn - Arabianbusiness The Gulf's travel and tourism industry may have lost up to $60 billion during 2020 due to the ongoing restrictions related to the global coronavirus pandemic.Consultants Frost & Sullivan said in a new research report that the sector's financial loss is expected to reach $50-60 billion, with hotels likely to account for up to $15 billion of the losses.Frost & Sulllivan said the growth in the tourism and travel sector ...
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Nineteen Tadawul-listed firms raise capital by $3.36bln in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Nineteen Tadawul-listed firms raise capital by $3.36bln in 2020 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Nineteen Tadawul-listed companies have hiked their capital by SAR 12.57 billion during 2020, whereas eleven others lowered their capital meanwhile.The capital hike processes were implemented by way of a rights issue, issuance of bonus share, or acquisitions, with the aim to expand the companies’ business size, raise growth rates, support capital base, or enhance resources.According to a Mubasher analysis, the...
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#UAE- #Qatar ties: All land, sea and air ports to reopen January 9 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE-Qatar ties: All land, sea and air ports to reopen January 9 | ZAWYA MENA Edition The UAE will reopen air, land and sea borders with Qatar starting Saturday, state news agency, Wam announced.In a statement issued on Friday, Khalid Abdullah Belhoul, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said the UAE will hold bilateral talks to phase out the boycott in effect against Qatar since June 5, 2017. This follows the signing of the Al Ula Declaration on Tuesd...
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Socked in

This is the view we had all day on Friday. The fog did not burn off and we were stuck under the inversion layer. We're expecting more of the same today. A dark and gray winter's day. The air is still and sounds are muffled. At one point during my morning walk with Tasha, the silence was broken by the faint sound of flapping wings as a flock of small birds flew just overhead. It's a sound I've heard before, unfamiliar, kind of eerie, especially when it comes from behind and gets closer. Once I ...
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  This is such a great expression that is used in Italy - "Boh". The simple translation is "I don't know", but it can mean so much more such as "I don't understand it myself" or "how would I know?". Being the only americani in our town we frequently are asked about events in the US. Many Americans may not be aware that what happens in the US, the good and the bad, frequently makes headline news here and elsewhere in the world. When there is a mass shooting at a business or school people ...
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#Dubai Sees Airport Passenger Numbers Slump 80% in 2020 - Bloomberg

Dubai Sees Airport Passenger Numbers Slump 80% in 2020 - Bloomberg Passenger traffic through Dubai Airports in 2020 fell by almost 80% from the year before, as travel restrictions imposed due the coronavirus hammered tourism.The number of people passing through through the airport was 17.9 million last year, according to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai. That’s down from 86.4 million in 2019, when the hub was the world’s busiest.While several European nations ...
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