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Fascinations for the Week of March 18th

1. The 1970 Booker winning novel Troubles by J.G. Farrell :  Brendan, aka The Major, goes to the crumbling hotel where his fiance’s family lives in Ireland. Having just returned from the trenches, the Major is not sure what is normal in this strange world of decay and turmoil. He barely knows his fiance, is not sure […]

Fascinations for the Week of February 20th

Pay Phone Libraries appear in New York City. So much for the demise of the book, although one could argue one Luddite replaces another. I found these awhile ago, but I’m still obsessing over them. Label Ghostly International has a bunch of interesting computer wallpapers based on various artists’ drawings for album covers. I particularly like the Michael […]

Fascinations for the Week of February 13th

And what, pray tell, was interesting online this past week? Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – I didn’t do much for a winter garden this past fall, which is a shame living in Southern California. Last year, I did some sad seedlings of cauliflower and Brussels sprouts; had some success with green onions and broccoli rabe; and […]

Fascinations for the Week of February 6th

Several blogs I read do a feature called “Song for a Sunday.” Given that it is edging on Tuesday, I figured it was too late for that. So instead I figured I’d put up some of this week’s fascinations. The Runcible Spoon: A food zine extraordinaire, in which Malaka Gharib pontificates and illustrates various themes on food […]