I'll put this open thread up and keep it open for any comments DOTE readers might want to make on topics of interest over the next five weeks. If you find useful links, put them here. If you want to complain about the state of the world, do it here. Play nice.
I will make occasional remarks or post links of interest here.
Directly below, the Coen Brothers sum up the Human Condition in two scenes from Burn After Reading.
And here's something serious to watch, Jeremy Jackson's Brave New Ocean lecture (1:28:13)
"...Rachel Carson (an environmental writer in the 1950s) offered solutions but ... the problem is that more than half a century later, the problems haven't changed..."