Five Things for Today: February 24, 2021

       Searching for prehistoric remains in Calvert County


1. KidFriendly DC is 11 today! Thus, I’m highlighting one of my very favorite adventures around the area, not to mention it’s a great day for fossil hunting.  The linked round-up has details on several great places to search for shark teeth and other millions-of-years-old remains of marine creatures within an hour or so drive from DC.  Just note that at least one, Flag Ponds, is not open mid-week.


2. I’ve been seeing ads for Masterclass for awhile, but didn’t know much about it.  A friend just signed up for it, and said it’s fantastic.  You have access to all kinds of online classes taught by, well, masters — Middle Eastern Cooking with Ottolenghi, Scientific Thinking with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Songwriting with Alicia Keys, Ukele with Jake Shimabukuro, Writing with David Sedaris are a few examples.  My friend’s kids loved a magic class and one about how to become an astronaut, and her husband took one on the art of negotiation.  It’s $3.45/week ($180/year) for unlimited access, which sounds like a good deal.   Does anyone else subscribe and have more insight?


3. The Daily did a really good episode on Children and Covid last week that discusses when kids will get the vaccine.


4. A heartwarming story out of Texas.


5.  A beautiful essay on befriending former selves.


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