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China syndrome

So I started reading this book about doing without Chinese made products…. Well its about a write who takes her family on a year long experiment to see if it can be done… Apparently from the various reviews of the book .. By her methods it can’t be done. Using various methods to acquire needed […]

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somatosensory

I couldn’t find my copy of this book…that’s not saying I have so many books and they are all in disorder…what i am saying is that i must have given it away to someone that i thought needed it. Even when culling books, I try not to get rid of things that are difficult to […]

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huddled masses

I had this smug idea of actually getting some reading done while the northeaster beats the hell out of the coast. Well I got a few books started…they all bored me…well I did have the DVD player going in the background…nice warm Christmas time stuff…the Ice Harvest, Bad Santa, that sort of thing, nice unfamily […]

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playtime

Still redusting bookcases in between larger decluttering….i really don’t understand the physics here…where DOES this stuff come from?  Just how did i end up with 9 train cases? not 2 or 3 but NINE?  granted i was using a couple of them for storage…lens…devices, hiding half finished projects..but seriously i don’t actually remember buying any […]

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birding by book

okay lets try this… When I started trying to figure out what was IN the wildlife sanctuary in Methuen , I went looking for all my old Audubon nature guides and found that I had apparently donated them away ages ago. I had also been trolling for local birders to pester. The first thing I […]

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vicarious

Yesterday was a spay/neuter clinic day,  I spent the seeing that other people’s pets don’t make more pets for me to have deal with. Today I wasted grabbing photos of local events for MethuenCommon.com  my life has become one big non-profit.  I dropped a few  of my cards around town at the diviest of the […]

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wet apples

On Saturday I took the trip into Boston to the Book, Print and Ephemera fair at the Radisson. It’s always a nice little fair – spread out over a few conference rooms close enough to be considered intimate yet not so crowded that it would be squalid. And the usual cast of New England characters […]

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the private library

If you haven’t been keeping up the biblioblog The Private Library has been rocking….and this latest series of educational posts “Photography and the Private Library” are not to be missed. The information and history offered freely for the enjoyment of one and all is an embarrassment of riches…the kind of biblio material usually available at […]

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back to the future

Hmm . . . i forgot how uneventful my regularly scheduled programming is . . . if there are any orders i pack em . . . list books online if i have any. . . rinse lather and repeat. But I am breaking up the day by caulking all the windows in the joint […]

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57 percent of new books are not read to completion.

worth reading • From Consumerist.com “Walmart is also now selling over 200 current best-sellers at at least half off the list price.” WTF? aren’t books pretty much dirt cheap now? why bother printing prices on them at all, lets just sell them by the pound cause: 1/3 of high school graduates never read another book […]

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