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At a loss for words?

This blog seems to have lived out its useful life, at least for now. But here it shall remain, because you never know when I may want to reference or resurrect it. A note on formatting: I moved this blog … Continue reading

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Almond skins

With yet another round of winter shutting us indoors, I rose to the challenge of blanching almonds. Someone, please, send spring.

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Brain studies

From the New York Times:  [In one recent study]  " scientists found that the brain’s ability to link letter combinations with sounds may not be fully developed until age 11 — much later than many have assumed." Most of the … Continue reading

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Not exactly news for the ages

My Oxford Modern English Dictionary defines "twitter" as "talk rapidly in an idle or trivial way."  This week, Advertising Age's Mediaworks noted the top Twitter topics for '09 as compiled by What the Trend? With the exception of the list-topping … Continue reading

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Shocking “Modern Love” essay

Wow, a "Modern Love" essay in the Sunday NY Times in which a husband writes about having been happily married for decades!  The editors must have been in a holiday mood to let that one slip past.  

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death to the dandelion

I read this weekend in Blue Ridge Outdoors that an estimated 80 million gallons of pesticides are used each year to eradicate dandelions—a plant that is edible from roots to flower—from our yards.  Because we must have an unsullied vista … Continue reading

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Books on my list

Some books I thought looked interesting. Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World’s Holy Dead by Peter Manseau.  Who can resist “a global odyssey in search of the ‘dismembered toes, splinters of shinbone, stolen bits of hair, burned remnants … Continue reading

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