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It’s mid-summer though you’d be forgiven for not knowing that.
After 11 days of rain and grey skies, summer finally made her reappearance and had the good grace to do so during the whole of the Natal Day weekend. 799 more words

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My Latest New Favorite Poet: Robert Hedin

My latest new favorite poet is Robert Hedin. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 519) does an amazing job of combining history, everyday life, and the disparate ways we all deal with grief. 231 more words


Unlucky Lucky Lottery Winner.

The Toronto Sun reports that a lottery ticket, worth a million dollars, purchased almost a year ago is about to expire worthless if nobody claims it near the one-year deadline. 73 more words


Lost and Found in a Sea of Cranbrook History

Every day at the Center for Collections and Research brings new adventures and discoveries. During a visit to one of the storage spaces on Cranbrook’s campus, I stumbled upon a curious object, which inspired me to research it and its past. 396 more words


Ships Not at Sea

Meet Franco Tassara, Master Shipbuilder, of Cogorno (a small town on the far side of the Valle Fontanabuona, on the other side of the mountain from Rapallo). 564 more words

Giovanni Del Carlo, 1919

The practice of model ship art is ageless. This is demonstrated by the Tuscan Giovanni Del Carlo, who, at the age of 94 years old, strong of a boundless passion for the sea and boats, plasma between his hands model of great beauty. 294 more words