Diversion Number 25: Nature Finds a Way

Diversions for You and Your Friends is a feature of the blog, which appears every Monday. To find out more about Diversionsread the Introduction and Number 1, or you can visit the Diversions Archive.

Several weeks ago I received an email with the following comment:

Trees have been around for about 370 million years, and as you can see from these incredible pictures, there’s a good reason why they’ve survived for so long. Whether they’re growing in the middle of gale-force winds, on the tops of rocky platforms, inside concrete tunnels, or even growing out of each other, trees know how to survive in places that few living organisms can, which explains why the planet is host to around 3 trillion adult trees that cover an estimated 30% of the earth’s land. Considering that plants produce the vast majority of the oxygen that we breathe, we should all think ourselves very fortunate that trees are as resilient as they are. We wouldn’t even be here if they weren’t. Thanks guys!

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Diversion Number 23: What Happened to Her Head?

Diversions for You and Your Friends is a feature of the blog, which appears every Monday. To find out more about Diversionsread the Introduction and Number 1, or you can visit the Diversions Archive.

The dictionary defines diversion as “an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns, a recreation or pastime.” That has been the purpose of the posts that I’ve given you every Monday since the middle of February—with the exception of August and the first two weeks of September.

Now I am starting a new plan for Mondays (although sometimes they may get postponed to Tuesdays for one reason or another). These are primarily posts based on emails I’ve received. I suspect you will find in them almost as much to divert you as the ones I’ve created myself, or maybe even more.

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Diversions, Number 22: Five Ways of Looking at Yourself

Diversions for You and Your Friends is a feature of the blog, which appears every Monday. To find out more about Diversions, read the Introduction and Number 1, or you can visit the Diversions Archive.

This week’s Diversions for You and Your Friends is “Five Ways of Looking at Yourself.” You can use this Diversion several ways:

  1. Online version. Read “Five Ways of Looking at Yourself” or forward this PDF for a friend to read in his or her browser.
  2. Print version. Print the PDF and send it to a friend. I print my cards on both sides of an 8.5” x 11” paper. Then I fold that in half and put it into a 6” x 9” envelope. (You could also just print it out and cut it into four pages, which are numbered, staple them together, and fit them into in a business-sized envelope.)

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Diversions, Number 21: Fun Facts

Diversions for You and Your Friends is a feature of the blog, which appears every Monday. To find out more about Diversions, read the Introduction and Number 1, or you can visit the Diversions Archive.

pinnochioThis week’s Diversions for You and Your Friends is “Fun Facts.” You can use this Diversion several ways:

  1. Online version. Read “Fun Facts” or forward this PDF for a friend to read in his or her browser.
  2. Print version. Print the PDF and send it to a friend. I print my cards on both sides of an 8.5” x 11” paper. Then I fold that in half and put it into a 6” x 9” envelope. (You could also just print it out and cut it into four pages, which are numbered, staple them together, and fit them into in a business-sized envelope.)

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Diversions, Number 20: State Mottos

Diversions for You and Your Friends is a feature of the blog, which appears every Monday. To find out more about Diversions, read the Introduction and Number 1, or you can visit the Diversions Archive.

20 - Seal_of_California.pngThis week’s Diversions for You and Your Friends is “State Mottos.” You can use this Diversion several ways:

  1. Online version. Read “State Mottos” or forward this PDF for a friend to read in his or her browser.
  2. Print version. Print the PDF and send it to a friend. I print my cards on both sides of an 8.5” x 11” paper. Then I fold that in half and put it into a 6” x 9” envelope. (You could also just print it out and cut it into four pages, which are numbered, staple them together, and fit them into in a business-sized envelope.)

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