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durangoherald.com
Fort Lewis College students vandalize Native American ruins in Utah
A group of Fort Lewis College students defaced ancient Native American ruins in the Comb Ridge area near Bluff, Utah, while on an outdoor retreat...

What. The. Fuck.  According to the article, “the students responsible have been identified, but instead of punishment, the school has chosen to use the incident as a learning experience, and also a way to make amends.”  Did you know that under ARPA, these kids could/should get jail time and/or thousands of dollars in fines?!  How about making these students–who should KNOW BETTER–clean up the vandalism AND slap them with an ARPA fine?  

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Così finisce tutto qui
La nostra prima scena
E non ho niente da perdere
Se non il mal di schiena
Finisce tutto qui, la nostra vita e un sogno
E non ho niente da perdere
Se non, amore, te

Sarò un vuoto che non colmerai nella distanza
Che farò per rivederti in fiore
Sarò un sogno lungo un secolo
Tradito per telefono
Tra verità e finzione
Io vivrò
Ma non è mica facile
Scambiare la tua immagine
Nell'imbarazzo inutile

Così finisce tutto qui
La nostra prima scena
E non ho niente da perdere
Se non il mal di schiena
Finisce tutto qui, anche se ne ho bisogno
Non mi potrò mai arrendere ad una come te

Sarò un vuoto che non colmerai nella distanza
Che farò per rivederti in fiore
Sarò un sogno lungo un secolo
Tradito per telefono
Tra verità e finzione
Io vivrò
Ma non è mica facile
Scambiare la tua immagine
Nell'imbarazzo inutile

Briga al mic, naufrago in un mare che ti guarda mentre affoghi
Cullato dal maestrale, faccia 35 nodi
I miei denti provocano attriti di un rumore strano
Formano stalattiti i miei “ti amo” sussurrati piano
Mi abbandono dentro un arpa di silenzio
Sognando prendo il volo da due labbra di libeccio
Ma sono l'ultimo superstite finché resisto
Ogni mio verso sarà il manifesto del romanticismo

Sarò un vuoto che non colmerai nella distanza
Che farò per rivederti in fiore
Sarò un sogno lungo un secolo
Tradito per telefono
Tra verità e finzione
Sarò un vuoto che non colmerai nella distanza
Che farò per essere migliore
Sarò un movimento inutile
Il peso di un'incudine
Per rivederti amore
Io vivrò
Ma non è mica facile
Scambiare la tua immagine
Nell'imbarazzo inutile.

Briga, Naufrago.

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APNewsBreak: Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears
COKER CREEK, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their…

What. The. Fuck.

From the article: “For instance, the ranger who approved the project told another employee they didn’t’ have to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act because they did not own the land.

“Despite the lack of compliance with our own policies for the National Environmental Policy Act and federal laws like the ESA (Endangered Species Act), NPHA (National Historic Preservation Act), and the purchase option’s requirements, the project was orally approved,” the documents state.

It’s not clear what, if anything, happened to the employees who ignored the law. The local ranger who gave the approval for the construction had been with Forest Service for more than 35 years before she retired in February 2015. The Forest Service said it won’t discuss personnel matters.”

Nouns

la orquesta – orchestra
el instrumento – instrument
las cuerdas – strings
la madera – woodwind
el metal – brass
la percusión – percussion
el violín – violin
la viola – viola
el chelo – cello
el bajo – bass
la flauta – flute
el clarinete – clarinet
el oboe – oboe
el fagot – bassoon
la trompeta – trumpet
el trombón – trombone
el corno (inglés) – horn
la trompa/el corno francés – french horn
la tuba – tuba
el timbal/el tímpano – timpani
el piano – piano
el teclado – keyboard
el arpa – harp
el/la cantante – singer
el/la solista – soloist
el/la compositor/a – composer
el/la director/a – conductor

la música – music
el/la músico* – musician
el concierto – concert, concerto
el sonido – sound
la armonía – harmony
la melodía – melody
la crave de sol – treble clef
la clave de fa – bass clef
el compás – measure, bar
la nota – note
el silencio – rest
el repertorio – repertoire
el dueto – duet
el escenario – stage
la obra/la pieza – work/piece
la sinfonía – symphony
la balada – ballad
la canción – song
la composición – composition

Verbs

tocar – play
sonar – sound
cantar – sing
componer – compose
conducir – conduct
grabar – record
interpretar – interpret
inclinarse – bow (for the audience)
ensayar – rehearse
ligar – tie

Adjectives

rítmico/a – rythmic
mayor/menor – major/minor
alto/a – high
bajo/a – low
fuerte – loud
suave – soft
rápido/a – fast
despacio/a, lento/a – slow
ligado/a – legato
talentoso/a – talented
apasionado/a – passionate
creativo/a – creative

*technically “la música” (as a term for female musician) would be correct but no one really uses it that way

vimeo

In our ongoing conversation about the future of energy - and a follow-up to our post last week - we captured some great stories from energy disruptors on the ground at ARPA-E’s Energy Innovation Summit.

Makani Power is developing an Airborne Wind Turbine to extract energy from the powerful, consistent winds at altitude.

This actually happened at a party.  I didn’t react quite so dramatically (I have some tact, not much, but some), but the person was still surprised by my questioning about the provenience, concerns about repatriation, and international antiquities laws. 

Seriously, how do people think I’m going to react? “Well, me oh my, ain’t that skull on your bookshelf mighty spiffaroo”?!  Grah.  Grumble. I need to start carrying around tiny pamphlets about archaeological laws and then throw is at peoples’ heads.  Here’s some ARPA for YOU *bam* and some NAGPRA for YOU *bam*

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It’s a drill that shoots frickin’ laser beams 

by Michael Keller

And it was built by a company called Foro Energy with funding assistance from the Department of Energy’s advanced research projects agency, ARPA-E. The agency says the innovation makes drilling for petroleum and geothermal sources of energy faster and cheaper.

Foro engineers overcame major physical obstacles to make their high-powered lasers. They can now deliver laser energy through fiber optic cable over long distances because they figured out how to counter an effect called stimulated Brillouin scattering. This physics problem occurs when the electric field of a high-energy laser triggers vibrations in the fiber that interfere with the movement of photons. The vibrations cause the photons to scatter, often back in the direction from which they traveled. 

See the video below.

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Bende böyleydim işte, bende kahretsin ki böyleydim. Yaralarımı sarmak yerine onları sevmek daha kolaydı çünkü. Üzerime düşen kayaları parçalamak yerine, düştüğüm yerde uyumak daha kolaydı. Koşarak kaçmak yerine, adım attığım an kucağına düşmek daha güzeldi. Belki bir arpa boyu gidemedim ama sana geldim.

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Five Ways to Fix an Energy Business: The Mad Genius of The Energy Pilots

Responding to an initiative launched in the U.K. to confront the widely held belief that low-carbon energy technologies are not cost-competitive, researcher and strategic designer Elliot P. Montgomery launched The Energy Pilots. The project, featured in ARPA Journal, was a “research program that set out to analyze a number of economic strategies commonly used in industries outside the energy sector.” In contrast to the renewables industry’s traditional service-for-flat-fee ($/kWh) model, The Energy Pilots provocatively manipulated economic exchange mechanisms. Its five case studies, functioning as both humorous critiques and disruptive business models to be seriously considered, included advertising through wind turbine printing and tours of deep geothermal wells reminiscent of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space travel services. The research program asserted that new economic strategies and business models could transform low-carbon technologies into profitable ventures that meet or exceed the affordability of fossil fuel businesses. By changing the image of renewables in this way, The Energy Pilots proposes a way to build public acceptance of alternative business practices and change energy culture. 

Jobs in Archaeology: Part I

What does a Federal Archaeologist do?  Good question.  Federal archaeologists protect cultural resources on public lands by following a variety of laws, such as NHPA, ARPA, NEPA, and NAGPRA.  These resources, which means anything 50 years old or older, need to be protected from destruction by trail maintenance, wildfire, recreation, visitation, vandalism, and so many other things. So, we say ‘NO’ a lot.

Think of it this way: public lands (BLM, NPS, Forest Service, etc.) are like a giant museum.  When walking through a museum, people aren’t allowed to smash up the cases and take whatever they want or break something because they feel like it.  Same idea applies, only we don’t have our archaeological sites in protective cases.

Non le avevo mai parlato, se non per rivolgerle poche parole casuali eppure il solo suo nome era un richiamo per il mio sangue impetuoso. (…)
Non pensavo all'avvenire. Non sapevo se le avrei mai parlato né in qual modo, sempre che ne avessi avuto il coraggio, avrei potuto farla partecipe di quella mia attonita adorazione. Sapevo solo che il mio corpo era come un'arpa e i gesti, le parole di lei come dita che ne sfiorassero le corde.
—  James Joyce, Gente di Dublino / Arabia.