Category Archives: The Arts

Highlights from Recent Reading

Writers come in two principle categories—those who are overtly insecure and those who are covertly insecure … — from Draft Number 4, by John McPhee We also saw the Golden-fronted Leafbird, a bright green bird with an orange forehead about … Continue reading

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January Stuffs

Things I Saw and Did in January Books Read in December and January Things I Learned in January To prevent fires back in the days when houses were warmed and lit by fire, people covered flames at night with a … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading

The British had always loved sugar, so much so that when they first got access to it, about the time of Henry VIII, they put it on or in almost everything from eggs to meat to wine. They scooped it … Continue reading

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Things I Learned in December

The cubicle did not get its name from its shape, but from the Latin “cubiculum” meaning bed chamber. A male Brown Thrasher can have more than 2,500 separate songs in his repertoire. Creede, Colorado, was named for prospector Nicholas C. … Continue reading

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