A Christmas Surprise from my Dorky Husband

•December 8, 2016 • Leave a Comment

I found this on the door today.

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Dark As My Heart: Best Nordic Noir

•December 7, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Antti Tuomainen’s moody and sinister novel Dark As My Heart, translated by your faithful correspondent, is on Crime Fiction Lover’s list of the 10 Best Nordic Noir books of 2016.

I recommend it.

 

Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows

•November 12, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Hakone Marquetry

•October 29, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Amazing, beautiful and delicate decorative woodworking.

(thanks Nag)

Message in a Bottle

•September 18, 2016 • 1 Comment

Last year I threw a message in a bottle into the Columbia River & got a nice response from the 10-yr-old girl who found it. On August 16th of this year I threw another, but as far out into the Pacific as I could, from the end of the jetty at Cape Disappointment.  My friend and I stood watching, and determined that the bottle seemed to be going out to sea.

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On September 6th I got a postcard in the mail:

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So I am two for two. I’m starting to think that it’s rather easy to communicate via bottles.

Gunhild Carling: Bagpipe Swing

•September 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Gunhild Carling live in Central Park.

(Thanks, Nag.)

Which Side Are You On?

•September 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment

For U.S. Labor Day, Pete singing Florence Reese‘s haunting anthem Which Side Are You On?

Take it easy, but take it.

 

Juggling Otter

•September 2, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Perhaps with just two stones it’s technically not juggling, but still. I like the way the otter seems to do it to relax. Just killin’ some time.

 
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