Daily Bread for 1.15.22: The Truth Behind Those Amazon Mystery Seed Packages from China

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will see clouds and sunshine with occasional flurries and a high of 23.  Sunrise is 7:22 AM and sunset 4:47 PM for 9h 25m 04s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 94.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1967, the Packers defeat the Chiefs in the first Superbowl championship: “The game was held at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, with 61,946 sports fans in attendance. The final score was 35 to 10. For their victory, the Packers collected $15,000 per player and the Chiefs $7,500 per player – the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports at that time.”

 From 2021, Julia Longoria speaks with the writer Chris Heath about his investigation of mystery seeds for The Atlantic, the byzantine world of international e-commerce, and the dangers of panic (and limits of reason):

See also The Truth Behind The Amazon Mystery Seeds.

Not long ago, I saw a message on an Episcopal church’s sign that read: FAITH, REASON, and TRADITION. The church’s sign meant to remind that these three concepts should be in harmony and complementary to each other.

I worship with a different Episcopal congregation, but America finds herself beset with those who have a weak grasp of all three concepts: faith is often ill-formed and distorted, reason is often replaced with conspiracy theories, and tradition often tossed aside for vulgar nativist autocracy.

The conundrums of life cannot be accurately answered by reliance on theories of a non-existent Marxist/Socialist/Progressive/Gates/Soros/Jewish Space Laser/Hip Hop/Rastafarian cabal.

The truth behind the Amazon mystery seeds is one of those conundrums.

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