Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

This image is called First Coffee. It is a black-and-white photograph taken by Helen. If using elsewhere, please ensure correct attribution.Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

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This week’s closing video is ‘Cannonball’ by The Breeders:

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The image is a photo of a white mug, with the word coffee stamped on its side, containing freshly-made coffee and a spoon. The mug is standing on a chequer-board pattern kitchen worktop.