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The story: In August 2005, a gust of wind in Africa turns first into a tropical storm, then into a monster: Hurricane Katrina, which roared over Florida, then the Gulf of Mexico, and became a true killer storm when it made landfall over the city of New Orleans. 143 more words

Completed Books - June, 2015

I have completed 24 books, which is 48% towards my goal of 50 books.  I fell behind with my reading goal earlier this year, but I’ve made some progress over the last two months. 166 more words


In My Hands Today...

Here and There: Collected Travel Writing – A.A. Gill

Enjoy a trip around the world with this “best of” collection of A.A.Gill’s sometimes acerbic, often astute, and always highly entertaining travel writing. 172 more words



Snakes – Long, Longer, Longest 

by Jerry Pallotta

Illustrated by Shennen Barsani

As I mentioned before, my dear son devours non-fiction. Since his older sister went to kindergarten (way back in the fall of 2011), and he was the only one accompanying me to the library to get books, my knowledge of the natural world has increased ten fold.   460 more words

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Bleeding Gums Monday, Written on a Sunday, Posted on Tuesday*




After months of peace my teeth have once more turned against me. The insurgents, the bloody sappers, have wormed there way through to the very core of the kinggum.  496 more words

Behind the mask of Tokyo

When you think of Tokyo, what images come to your mind? High rise office buildings? Flashy electronic gadgets? Kimono clad women? Cherry Blossom trees? You’re likely to see them all if you ever get a chance to visit the capital although as a tourist you won’t touch more than the surface of this city. 620 more words


Extra library books: Railway Atlas and How to Read the Landscape

In addition to the long-form Blind Giant, I got out a couple of flick-through reference type books last time I was at the library.

Firstly was a… 105 more words

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