I am in the final stages of finessing my new film shot in Iraq and Syria. After a ruthless and exhausting 6 years of war in Syria, only the most ideologically strong militias have managed to flourish, absorbing various fragmented rebel factions and uniting them under strict philosophies. The warring creeds could not be any more different. One seeks a decentralized, secular, grassroots version of democracy, while the other seeks a radical interpretation of an Islamic State. Yet, on both sides, soldiers dream of establishing their own version of Utopia, ideologically shaping the world beneath their feet. For over 8 months, international journalists and photographers have been blocked from entering the regions of Northern Syria controlled by the SDF due to a strict embargo enforced by all surrounding countries. At the time of writing, the SDF are less than 10 kilometers from the outskirts of the city itself.
Ever been tempted to pour off a little cold brew before it has finished brewing?
A fan favorite with a healthy twist. Remember coming home from school to a homemade peanut butter jelly sandwich, glass of milk and carrot sticks? Mom sure is the best! Now you can reminisce with this throw back recipe.
What if calling isn't an option, though? For people in Auburn, AL, the ability to text your emergency to is now a reality. Clarence Stewart. They will pull it up and begin to communicate with that citizen in just the same way that people communicate by text and they will process their emergency that way. While texting may be necessary in certain cases, authorities want to remind the public that calling is still the preferred method for reporting an emergency. Below are additional resources to better understand the text to option.
Desperate for a caffeine fix, we've done it. The result was an overpoweringly strong brew. Nothing like the smooth, sweet brew we're accustom to. In this post, we'll take a closer look at the various stages of extraction and do a little taste testing while we're at it. You may have noticed that those first initial drips into the carafe are super dark while the last few drips are much lighter in color and more transparent. The rate of extraction is not constant. Looking at the picture above, it doesn't even appear to be a linear process. It looks like the bulk of extraction has taken place during the initial parts of the brew based how dark and opaque the first sample is compared to the next sample. This sort of non-linear extraction is expected.