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Friday, February 24, 2023

Good morning. How's everything going? The entire west coast of this fine country is freezing cold, but otherwise I am fine.

A guy with a big beard holding a to-co container filled with cooked chicken pieces.
I borrowed this image from Slate. Dan Kois took it.

There's a chicken restaurant outside of Washington DC that ended up at the top of a list of Tim Carman (of the Washington Post)'s Top 10 Casual Restaurants list. Dan Kois wrote a story about what that has been like for them - in short, it sounds very challenging. Obviously you'd rather have the good reviews and the accompanying business than go without it, but the pressure to take advantage of the lucky break and satisfy an overwhelming crush of customers seems to be taking its toll over there. The worst part is the johnny-come-lately trend-chasers who parachute in with unreasonable expectations. Don't be like that!

Item 2: a list

  1. Cape
  2. Prairie
  3. Desert
  4. Forest
  5. Beach
  6. Ocean
  7. Canyon
  8. Cave
  9. Atoll
  10. Fjord
  11. Mesa
  12. Geyser
  13. Glacier
  14. Cliff
  15. Isthmus
  16. Volcano
  17. Island
  18. Rain Forest
  19. Waterfall
  20. Mountain
  21. Butte
  22. Iceberg
  23. Valley
  24. Coast
  25. Peninsula
  26. River
  27. Archipelago
  28. Tundra
  29. Sound
  30. Jungle
  31. Plateau
  32. Delta
  33. Bay
  34. Lagoon
  35. Oasis
  36. Channel
  37. Hill
  38. Dune
  39. Lake
  40. Basin
  41. Sea
  42. Plain
  43. Strait
  44. Marsh
  45. Swamp

Item 3: a media recommendation

The Smiths - Big Mouth Strikes Again (link corrected for the web sickos)

Item 4: word of the week


Item 5: a photograph

Triplets in Green. Salamanders, silhouetted against large leaves. Finalist: Close-up Photographer of the Year 2021.

See ya!

Thanks for reading - I hope you have enjoyed this newsletter. Have a great weekend. See you next week.