IONTW – July 16, 2017

Ice Cream with a Cop ~ Helado con la policía
Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 1 to 3 PM – that’s this afternoon!
Frozen Art Gourmet Ice Cream
500 Sebastopol Rd, Ste B, Santa Rosa, California 95407

Join the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Rosa Police Department for a fun afternoon eating ice cream with a cop! No agendas or speeches, just a chance to get to know the deputies and police officers who serve your neighborhood.

¡Diviértase en comer helado con la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Sonoma y el Departamento de Policía de Santa Rosa! Es una buena oportunidad de hablar con los oficiales del Sheriff y de Santa Rosa que sirven en su vecindario. No hay una agenda ni discursos.

Who says power can’t be cute?

And speaking of inappropriate distances on a bicycle… local Clay Stark completed the self supported Trans Am Bike Race! 4300 miles under his own power – no team, no support car, no drafting – following Adventure Cycling Association’s TransAmerica Trail.

For the “I know one when I see one” file – what IS a tree?

Plate o’ shrimp:

A couple of articles on maps went by – chose your own adventure (remember those?!) and a brief history.

A few interesting nuggets from the brief history: “No map entirely tells the truth,” notes Mark Monmonier, author of How to Lie With Maps. “There’s always some distortion, some point of view.” …. Indeed, everyday people were realizing that a map was an act of persuasion, a visual rhetoric.

“There’s something fun about turn-by-turn directions,” says Greg Milner, author of Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture and Our Minds. “It’s very seductive.” There’s no need even to orient yourself to north: The robot voice tells you to turn right, turn left, with you always at the center. … Milner worries, though, that GPS is weakening something fundamental in ourselves, corroding not just our orientation skills, but how well we remember the details of the world around us. A 2008 study in Japan found that people who used a GPS to navigate a city developed a shakier grasp of the terrain than those who consulted a paper map or those who learned the route via direct experience. Similarly, a 2008 Cornell study found that “GPS eliminates much of the need to pay attention.”

And, a couple of things on the need for space to create: “If you want to be inspired and create, you need to empty yourself out and accept and let desire go,” she (Buddhist nun cook, Jeong Kwan) explained. “Too much ego and you cannot accept new things.” along with Austin Kleon’s Silence is a space for something new to happen.

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