Giraffe Sings Let’s Get It On

•May 29, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Groovy giraffe.

Link to info.


Salad Days

•May 28, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Salad every day for the foreseeable future. Or until they go to seed.




Hanttula Revitalized

•May 21, 2019 • 1 Comment

I just went to visit Hanttula blog, home of the Museum of Food Anomalies and other favorites from way back… not that long ago, and I see that the whole site has been beautifully revised and revitalized.


After a couple of years off, it has new posts, too. Glad to see it.

Advice from the Library of Congress

•May 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment

WPA Posters offer good advice. Just a few of the free-to-use images at the Library of Congress.

Keep Your Teeth Clean


Swim for Health


Milk for Warmth


Don't Kill Our Wildlife

More WPA posters

Little Mouse Helps Out, by Riikka Jäntti

•May 14, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Over the past couple of years I’ve been translating the Little Mouse picture books by Riikka Jäntti.


Little Mouse Helps Out cover


I like Jäntti’s realistic depictions of how fun and annoying family life can be, and her adorable illustrations.


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The next book in the series will be coming out this summer, just in time for berry-picking.

Doris Day: Secret Love

•May 13, 2019 • Leave a Comment

The caressing voice of Doris Day.


Fox 8, by George Saunders

•April 28, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Fox 8 Listen window

This week’s Selected Shorts podcast has a wonderful reading from George Saunders‘s sad and funny grown-up picture book Fox 8.

It makes me want to read the book, which has drawings by Chelsea Cardinal.

The reader is John Cameron Mitchell.

Faye McKenzie’s 100-Year Career in Movies

•April 25, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Actress Fay McKenzie appeared in films from infancy to the age of 100.

Here is a still of McKenzie in the 1924 silent film The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln.

FayeMcKenzie in the silent film 'Abaraham Lincoln'

She died this past month.

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