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Cream of the Cool

The witching hour at night. I looked out my door of the caravan park donga and the world was veiled in mist. The familiar made unfamiliar, begging to be explored. I stepped out the door wearing my fuzzy bathrobe and ugg boots as armour against the cold and damp. The grass was green and wet in the caravan park lighting. The world lay asleep and a quiet hush abounded.

a few embers and a wisp of smoke
twirling notes on spiral bars
the first sounds of a flame
orange violins leaping
insectlike among the logs

light breaks free, touching the grass
gingerly woodwind against the face of each bowing blade
swelling symphonic, a melody of the sun cast to earth
drumstrike as a stick snaps,…

A Liverpool tart is a traditional English baked tart, a type of lemon tart. It consists of a shortcrust pastry shell which is filled with a mixture of butter, eggs, lemon, and Muscavado sugar (a dark brown sugar).

While the earliest recipes called for a lattice of pastry strips across the top, modern recipes are more likely to use Liverpool's Liver Bird for decoration, either in a pastry cutout or stenciled out using biscuit-crumbs.

What is the number one cause of death in the United States? The heart. You know that.

You might know the number two: all the cancer deaths put together.

Number three is lower respiratory disease: mostly caused by tobacco.

Number four. Can you guess? Number four is accidents. Unintentional deaths. In 2012 number four was stroke, but unintentional deaths have moved up the list. The CDC tracks unintentional deaths,…