Illinois Mango

Somebody planted a mango tree in a shared greenery spot of our HOA. And it bore fruit. For real. We have mangoes growing across the road. In Illinois.

“Hey, feel like going out, picking some mangoes?” is a real conversation we had today in my house.

I hate this climate.

7 thoughts on “Illinois Mango

  1. I see oranges and pomegranates often. 🙂 Once even planted a mango tree myself. Your climate sounds fun.

    Thought you may be interested:

    Посмотрел я вот первый сИзон пиндосериала “Кафедра” (The Chair) о насущных проблемах тамошнего высшего гуманитарного образования… С одной стороны, как на другой планете, а с другой стороны – как будто на нашего городского вуза кафедре снимали.

    Во-первых, никогда теперь не верьте тому, что “там у них” всё захватили активисты ЛГБТ-БЛМ, все им подпевают, и “нормальным людЯм” высказываться не дают – весь шестисерийный сериял и стал большим высказыванием этих людей на эти темы. Такой злобный сарказмЪ и едкая сатира на всё, и всего с одним “полуположительным” героем, который, кстати, совсем не главная героиня. Хотя начинается всё обманчиво под милую комедию из жизни высшего образования – некая 46-летняя азиатка “впервые в истории” получает кресло завкафедры английской филологии в одном из университетов “низшего дивизиона высшей лиги”…

    Постепенно масштабы творящегося 3,14здеца нарастают. Потому что завкафедрша – конформистка обыкновенная, которая хочет “всех помирить”. То есть, протащить в штат негроподругу и одновременно сохранить места для старперов, которые уже много лет только места занимают за прошлые заслуги, будучи физически и морально руинированы.


  2. On another topic, I was shocked to read it a few days ago , so decided to share:

    // Anti-Semitism scandal rocks Los Angeles area police department
    Two officers charged for allegedly spray-painting a swastika on an impounded car, and 13 others let off for being involved in sending racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic messages

    Of course, America is huge and there are bad apples, but 15 people at one department?!


  3. Saw this book on a Russian podcast and decided to share in case you’re interested:

    The New Autocracy: Information, Politics, and Policy in Putin’s Russia

    The result of a two-year collaboration between top Russian experts and Western political scholars, Autocracy explores the complex roles of Russia’s presidency, security services, parliament, media and other actors. The authors argue that Putin has created an “informational autocracy,” which relies more on media manipulation than on the comprehensive repression of traditional dictatorships. The fake news, hackers, and trolls that featured in Russia’s foreign policy during the 2016 U.S. presidential election are also favored tools of Putin’s domestic regime―along with internet restrictions, state television, and copious in-house surveys. While these tactics have been successful in the short run, the regime that depends on them already shows signs of age: over-centralization, a narrowing of information flows, and a reliance on informal fixers to bypass the bureaucracy. The regime’s challenge will be to continue to block social modernization without undermining the leadership’s own capabilities

    The podcast’s topic is Как оставаться свободным в несвободное время. One of two guests is a Soviet dissident Вячеслав Бахмин and another an author and creater of podcast studio Александр Головин.


  4. Apparently with a little help they also grow in Japan, much of which is in the same latitude as Illinois.


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