Well today was an interesting day from hell wasn’t it? – I started off 2 hours late for everything, and let’s not forget that by the time I got this weeks orders to the post office a lot of them were wet because . . . well . . . that’s just the way things are in New England.

1877 – Henry Ossian Flipper becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.

1300 – Dante Alighieri is named prior of Florence

event • Seamus Heaney, Harold Pinter and Joseph Stiglitz lead the line-up at the 2006 Edinburgh International Book Festival -12 – 28 August.

super shopping • Christies moved some of Albert Einstein’s personal copies of scientific articles he published between 1901 and 1925 for $42,000 US.

avast mateys • driven by easy-to-use file-sharing tools, digital scanning and sharing of comic books have begun to make a dent in the comic book business.

oops! • Simon & Schuster recalls Hello, Curious Buddies!, children’s book, because some of the felt pieces detatch. is it JUST me? or is there something ironic about the title?

banktoaster • How to make a jig for rubber stamps out of a wooden folding chair.

more later…i need to drink more now…..

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