Cozy soups, how birds navigate, best shrubs

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 23, 2017

birds in tree

A springful of larks in a rolling
Cloud and the roadside bushes brimming with whistling
Blackbirds and the sun of October

–Dylan Thomas [1914–53]

Monday, October 23, 2017
296th day of the year

Doug Flutie (football player) was born on this day in 1962.
Robert Merrill (baritone) died on this day in 2004.

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