By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.
John Updike, September
Monday Night Owls - 25 September 2017 - 12 Ways Airports Manipulate Us
We read an article about the different ways airports complement and influence our behaviour:
Vocabulary Top 10:
trinket - a piece of jewelry or an ornament that has little value
bustling - to have a lot of busy activity; to move or go in a busy or hurried way
lingo - the special language used for a particular activity or by a particular group of people
tarmac - the area covered by pavement at an airport
nudge - to encourage (someone) to do something; to touch or push (someone or something) gently
subliminal - relating to things that influence your mind in a way that you do not notice
herd - (verb) to form a group or move as a group
sterile - very plain and not interesting or attractive; clean and free of bacteria and germs (this word also has other meanings)
self-indulgent - allowing yourself to have or do whatever you want in a way that is excessive or wasteful
dwell - to think or talk about something for a long time, or to spend a lot time with something
Have you noticed any of these airport tricks? Do you think they are good or bad things for the passengers?