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Walruses, Turtles, and Alice B. Toklas

“The time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.” My column fodder file occasionally overflows, so today we’ll explore the world of science, and our borough library stands ready. 654 more words

Alice B. Toklas Quotation

IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL EVENING.  GERTRUDE HAS SAID THINGS IT WILL TAKE HER TEN YEARS TO UNDERSTAND.

— ALICE B. TOKLAS

Matt Haig (2017) How to Stop Time.

I rattled through this book in no time. A simple story told in the first person voice of Tom Hazard who was born on the 3rd March 1581 and is now—I’m crap at arithmetic, so I’ll jump from page 1 to page 316, near the end of the book—and say Tom is around 439 years old. 703 more words

THE WICKER CHAIR

THE WICKER CHAIR – that lives its life in France

A chair is a chair is a chair …….

Well, I suppose you can’t really argue with that, can you?

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Alice B. Toklas Brownies

Back in the day, I used to be something of a pothead. In my twenties and early thirties I spent many a weekend in a cannabis haze, mesmerized by nature programs on TV or by zoning out on rock albums. 326 more words

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Troublesome Love of Edith Sitwell

On the 9th of December 1964, Dame Edith Sitwell, a British poet and critic, died in London. Both as an artist and as a public personality, she was a provocative and controversial figure. 1,164 more words

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