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Nachos, Numbat, Nada, Nasturtium, Numerals, Network, Nightingale, Notes, Nodes, Narcissus.

N is for Nachos!

Nachos Rule!
They have a fairly precise origin for something from the in-between world of Tex-Mex. According to the wiki entry, they manifested at the Victory Club in Piedras Negras...

Nachos are a Tex-Mex classic.
Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila in Mexico, across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas in the United States. Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya created nachos in 1940 at the restaurant the Victory Club when... a group of U.S. military officers' wives... traveled across the border... Wikipedia

That's a very particular inception for a dish – sounds a little folkloric – clearly, border crossings make for tasty outcomes.

Nachos – a true Tex-Mex treat.

N is also for Narcissism...

Perhaps the defining malady of our times? Much has been written, said, and understood, yet here we sit, enchanted with ourselves, with a blind eye to the machinery that feeds our reflected gaze... all while Rome burns.

painting of narcissus by Caravaggio
So much emptiness to absorb...
Narcissus, by Caravaggio (1594-96)
Source: Wikimedia

... still, perhaps all such things might be resolved actuarially.

N is also for Nature...

Photo of a stink bug on an acorn
Insect perched on an acorn. (detail)
Winner of Wiki Loves Earth 2023.
Photo by Сергій Мірошник, via Wikimedia

...which has some serious endurance.

N is also for Nanoparticle...

Image of a nanoparticle
Gold nanoparticle composed of 102 gold atoms.
X-ray crystallography. Source: Roger D. Kornberg et al.

... is it just me or does that look curiously bug-like?

... and N is for a whole New Year!

New beginnings, new resolutions, new hopes and new dreams to invent.
New horizons to look to...

As always, thanks for reading and indulging!
And for all your support this year.