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KALAALLIT NUNAAT - a dream realized

At age seven, when the only thing on my bucket-list was a red plastic beach pail, the Encyclopedia Britannica introduced me to a boy whose life was literally the polar opposite of mine. 524 more words


Sabi is a Chaise Longue - Haiga/Haibun - March 28, 2016

What is “sabi”?   Something old, past, demode … something that’s somehow a faded memory like the old plastic chaise longue in the haiga above,  that in its heyday was an object that made someone happy or proud to own it.   267 more words


Happy birthday Wikipedia

Wikipedia is 15 years young. How wonderful.

I’ve evolved from a hardcore Wikiskeptic to a Belieber believer over the years. And there was that famous… 248 more words

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Several days ago,  I fell into conversation with an acquaintance while enjoying a  convivial pint in my favourite pub. During our chat he mentioned that the charity shop in which he volunteers has received a  24 volume set of the 1969… 274 more words

Cover to cover

Last night I read about a dozen pages about the history of Yugoslavia, followed by half a dozen pages about Zoroastrianism. With that reading, I finished a task that has taken me almost three years, reading the Encyclopedia Britannica’s Macropaedia from cover to cover. 815 more words


Facsimile First Edition Britannica, my photo

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