News Briefs 27-03-2013

"The universe we seeing playing out in space and time may be just the surface level, where we float like little boats while leviathans stir in the deep."

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Give me one free miracle and I will explain everything else.

Terrence McKenna

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LastLoup's picture
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socotra, yemen is on my bucket list. those mysterious little islands are just amazing.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

emlong's picture
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http://sweetmarias.com/Yemen_Nov_2007/Ye...

I am a home coffee roaster and think that the high desert grown concentrated coffees from the small farms in the Yemen highlands to be the best in the world. It is my dream to one day go to that country and see it for myself though the political situation is wild these days. I buy my green beans from Sweet Maria's. The above link is to some photos of the medieval looking naturally fortressed towns where the best coffee is grown. Tom who runs Sweet Maria's and who took the photos on a buying trip said that the women of the town could be seen from afar with binoculars, but that as soon as he entered the town itself there was no trace of female to be seen anywhere.

LastLoup's picture
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...amazing. Thanks for the link. If I can ever afford a trip there I'll be sure to let you know ;)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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http://sweetmarias.com/Yemen_Nov_2007/Ye...

This is one of my favorite photos. The towns in which the women disappeared when foreigners showed up were in the more religiously conservative areas. Not all of the towns in Yemen were that way.

http://sweetmarias.com/Yemen_Nov_2007/Ye...

LastLoup's picture
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it's really a different planet...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................