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1958 – Vladimir Nabokov‘s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States. birthdays •1922 – Alain Robbe-Grillet, French writer1925 – Brian Aldiss, English writer worth reading • from the Independent, the mystery that is Thomas Pynchon ghost cooking • From Financial Times, a piece on the unsung hero of the celebrity cookbook world: The […]

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fair day

My intention was to nip up to Woodstock NH on Sunday and pop my head into the Vermont Summer Book Fair at the invite of Gary and Karen from Austin’s Books – as they say we make plans and God laughs. Actually, I think the course of my day was plotted from a warmer latitude. […]

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National Watermelon Day

birthday boys •1904 – Clifford D. Simak, American author (d. 1988)1924 – Leon Uris, American novelist (d. 2003) birthday girl • 1920 – P.D. James, English novelist talking head • Mother Jones magazine interviews Wole Soyinka going digital • University of California is in talks to join Google’s controversial project to digitize great libraries and […]

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Flag Hill Winery

went up to Flag Hill Winery with Abbott and Abbott. bought a LOT of sippin wine: North River Port • “New Hampshire’s first classic port. Aged in oak six years, this special port has qualities of black licorice, clove & layered almond, & balanced oak ending with a perfect amount of heat.” Blueberry Moon • […]

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finally got rid of the dilettantes

so it’s just us…like Being John Malkovich you are now inside my head. and today was a particularly good day there. I still have a bit of the sinus infection…but i broke out the Flag Hill Apple Wine.  Which will probably out me right to sleep. I got a few things accomplished. – so now […]

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