I wanted to publish two emails from my correspondence with robert wolff (author of Original Wisdom, Rain of Ashes, A Book of Dreams etc.) who died in 2015 at the age of 90+. Although towards the end of his life he had trouble with his eyesight, he still managed to send out newsletters and reply to […]
Week seven out of nine… Do you know how to camp in -32°C, in snowy conditions? Here’s some tips.
A year or so passed since the C-14 dating results came in. A few friends heard about some newspaper articles and books that were out, explaining that British soldiers stationed in Canada were writing about playing ice hockey in the early 1800s in their journals. Looking into this, I found online that a few soldiers […]
Chief Joseph Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt Nimi’ipuu (Nez Perce) Chief Joseph. (Photo: MPI/Getty Images) (click image for larger size) source: Chief Joseph: The Tragic Journey That Led to His Famous Surrender, by B. Myint — — — — — — — — — — “If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian… we can […]
My Review: In April 1986 a suspicious fire started at the Los Angeles Public Library and destroyed over 400,000 books and countless irreplaceable historical materials, among them a cherished collection of maps, sheet music, plays and first editions of rare books. Hundreds of thousands of books were damaged by smoke and water and the people […]
During the summer of 2016 I undertook an expedition to Svalbard to conduct research for my dissertation on glacial landforms. Our team of 6 spent 5 weeks trekking on glaciers, negotiating rivers and training to defend ourselves should the king of the arctic (the polar bear) turn up! The trip was by far the most […]
Welcome to Hammerfest, land of The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society and a ginormous gas refinery Norway does not need (all those electric lights to keep winter blues at bay are generated by hydroelectric – the gas is shipped to Europe and the US, and is an economic boon to the area). How’s this […]
Sundays are usually the days for Still Life Sundays, my unofficial series of short stories. Last Sunday, I published my 20th (!) Still Life Sunday which makes me feel many positive things. I feel 1) happy for having published consecutively a short story almost every Sunday for the past five months, 2) proud for publishing […]
Magic Kingdom: regular hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 am Attractions Liberty Square Riverboat (Liberty Square) is closed for refurbishment Stitch’s Great Escape! (Tomorrowland) is closed – presumably for renovations Tom Sawyer Island (Frontierland) is closed for refurbishment The Walt Disney World Railroad can only be seen in Main Street, U.S.A., as the other locations (Fantasyland and Frontierland are closed for […]
Franz Boas (1858-1942) was an anthropologist originally from Germany. He founded the first university department of Anthropology in North America, specifically at Clark University in 1888.
Questions courtesy of The Gal Herself. Thank you! 1) At the beginning of this recording, Daffy says he hopes all his friends remember his size, style and favorite color. What piece of clothing would you like to add to your wardrobe? Santa Claus is bringing me a new navy blazer. 2) His friends are late […]
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The Abominable by Dan Simmons My rating: 3 of 5 stars First things first: This is not a horror novel, regardless of what the book has been categorized as. It‘s a historical adventure yarn, heavy on mountain climbing, with thriller elements. I went into this book with some hesitation. Ages ago I started reading Hyperion […]
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