Noted, today: the year's first perennial shoots have pushed through the winter mulch. It's not so much that hope springs eternal, or even that spring does, but that perennials just are the gardener's great friends -- not necessarily showy or fancy, but the ones who come through again and again.
Saved for another day: Wikipedia entry on Schumann resonances, regular disturbances in the earth's electromagnetic field related to global thunderstorm activity. The maximum frequency of these resonances is about 60 Hz.
What wonders the internet coughs up. Today's wonder: a small dictionary of Griko, an antique dialect of southern Italy, from the days of Magna Graecia, which stretched all the way to the Black Sea's eastern coast, you know, back in the day.