Category Archives: Field Journal

On field journals:

Creating the fictional entomological field journals of my many-times great grandfather Capt. Hale, along with his entire entomological collection.  Gratification, as it lets me combine long-time interests in insects, 17th century three-dimensional embroidery, 13th c. Iranian miniature illuminated manuscripts, monasticism, sailing … Continue reading

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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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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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