Category Archives: Daily

Sunday stuff

Yesterday I told our local bookseller I wanted to start reading in French. Could he recommend something easy and short, perhaps chick lit or kids’ books? Any bilingual editions, I asked? The answer to that last question was mighty convoluted–j’ai … Continue reading

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Out and about

Here’s the report on the pork (I used pork loin) and watermelon dish: IT’S ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I’VE EVER MADE. Super easy and delicious. You are crazy if you don’t go make it right this minute.  The photo … Continue reading

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What’s got my attention right now

This finding is seriously cool, but the way the researchers figured out how it was done is really fascinating.  Lately I’ve been watching the PBS series A Chef’s Life, which is great and making me homesick for North Carolina. Last … Continue reading

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A fantastic find

The amazing Austin Kleon pointed me to Quotenik, which is an amazing site for quotes from creative people. I LOVE this entry, from a poet I have long admired: Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your … Continue reading

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Penguin love

This is great. And this. I agree with Robert Louis Stevenson: “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.”

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Where I live

On a clear day, or clear-ish, the vista is simply magnificent.

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It was bad enough when it came to the subway

But this could be a whole ‘nother level of annoyance.  

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Blissful quote

Via the marvelous Austin Kleon:  You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what … Continue reading

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Today’s musings

From the friends at Sketchbook Skool, this video about the importance of color. And of painting and of doing creative things. I need all the color I can get right now. 

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In praise of Mississippi

I’ve had Mississippi writers on my mind recently, as I’m finally getting around to reading a biography of William Faulkner, who is endlessly fascinating, and in the wake of the brilliant Sing, Unburied, Sing. Mississippi has birthed some of the … Continue reading

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