Monthly Archives: August 2010

Raw material

I held yesterday family letters from two centuries and two coasts (the 18th and 19th, the left and the right).  They tentatively unfolded into enthusiastically detailed death accounts and whimsical mini-essays (“The Life of a [silver] Dollar”). Have read about … Continue reading

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Bugs, bugs, bugs

What if someone in your family discovered the entomological collection and field journals of a ship’s captain ancestor?  What if your ship’s captain ancestor did not collect insects, but should have?  What if  he was someone you would have liked … Continue reading

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Bought a new knife

and it already has a chip in it, right in the center of the blade.   Japanese, fits well in my hand.

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