Monthly Archives: January 2011

Day out in Chamonix

Friend Sarah is visiting from the UK and wanted to see a bit of the Alps. So we went to Chamonix, which is an easy hour’s drive from here. It was a beautifully bright and sunny day, and we had … Continue reading

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Pajamas, redux

Thank goodness, someone else agrees with me on the pjs issue, only more strongly. See here, Americans.

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My New York

City Lights by Stefan Kanfer, City Journal Autumn 2010.

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My (Moravian) stars!

Not quite ever seen in Winston-Salem: this version of the Moravian star.

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Lots of reading coming up!

The Millions : Most Anticipated: The Great 2011 Book Preview.

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Some things of little consequence

Was Googling around tonight for where to buy peanut butter M&Ms in France (yeah, yeah), when I chanced upon the M&Ms Wikipedia entry. Some fascinating stuff here. Today was a good day at work, despite the lack of heat (organization … Continue reading

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Verdict on Day Two of 2011

Marginal, at best. I have a terrible, awful, horrible case of jetlag, which I MUST OVERCOME TONIGHT. Big week ahead at work, alas. Tomorrow is still a holiday here for some, but not for Yours Truly. Spent a lot of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day

The peas are on the stove for Hoppin’ John. My favorite recipe, courtesy of the late lamented Bill Neal of Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill. Hoppin’ John Yields 4 to 6 servings Southerners may make resolutions for the New Year, … Continue reading

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