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"Farmers can grow dates and even bananas" is a mnemonic device used for teaching the sequence of the appearance of sharp notes in a musical key signature for a diatonic scale. Each word represents the next sharp note in the sequence: if a diatonic scale has exactly one sharp, that sharp will be F (as is the case for G Major (modern ionian mode), E natural minor (modern aeolian mode), or D mixolydian mode. If there are exactly two sharps, they will be F and C. If there are five sharps, they will be F, C, G, D, A.

The sequence of flat notes is derived by reversing this list: the first flat to appear in a key signature is B, then E, then A, D, G, C, F.

Non-diatonic scales such as the harmonic minor and flamenco (major phrygian) mode do not have mnemonic devices of this nature, because the appearance of sharps and flats in these modes is non-sequential. For example, A harmonic minor features a G sharp and no other sharp or flat keys, but D harmonic minor…

I step outside into a fine mist rain.

I am enfolded in cloud.

The dog still wants to be walked.
The cats want their treats.
The bunny rattles her cage.
The fish will want feeding at the usual time.

My heart lies stunned in my chest.
The dog does not pull.
I walk measured.
He waits.

The rain comes harder.

I hope that where you are, is joy.

The crows harsh caws comfort me.
I answer.
They watch…

"Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" is a 2012 memoir/travelogue by Cheryl Strayed, describing her 1995 journey along (most of) the Pacific Crest Trail, from Southern California to The Bridge of the Gods in Washington. The book was adapted into a 2014 movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.

Along with being a travelogue that talks about her wilderness adventures with backpacks, boots and bears, the book also talks about the…

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