A dedication to optimism from Ian Bremmer:
To a glass half full. That first half was tasty.
Poetry books used to be maybe, maybe 60 pages. Maybe, at the most, 80 pages. But a chapbook is anywhere up to 48 pages. Which I think is too long, I would still call that a full-length book.
A recent and unexpected curiosity about the internal structure of car tires led me to this diagram on the Continental site:
My layer of interest?
- Steel cord belt plies. Strong steel cords provide the tire with rigidity in this layer, which:
- Enhances shape retention and directional stability
- Reduces rolling resistance
- Increases your tire’s mileage performance.
One of the belts had snapped in my front driver’s side tire, adding a jaunty angle to the width of the tread. I knew tires were more complex than inner tubes, but I never realized how many structural layers there are. So now I know more about tires and my van no longer turns left on its own.