national apple dumpling day

1630 –The city of Boston, Massachusetts, is founded.

1787 – The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1883 –William Carlos Williams, American writer (d. 1963).

1935 – Ken Kesey, American author (d. 2001)

talking head • Goosebumps creator .

cookies • Cuisine Canada and The University of Guelph’s Canadian Culinary Book Awards were announced yesterday. Some of Canada’s top food professionals, chosen as judges, spent the summer testing recipes and evaluating culinary books from more than 50 entered.


something new • Buffalo News gives a good review to Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn
Edited by Caroline Moorehead


audio •NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli has a piece on writer Oriana Fallaci, who shed light on the world’s leaders. Scott Simon also recorded an appreciation of Fallaci.

more audio • KCRW’s Bookworm program has John Updike as a guest Sept 14th and as well as the Sept 12st show. PRevious guests have included Joyce Carol Oates and WS Merwin.

web 2.0 – aside from taking Google Calendar out for a spin, I finally found some practical uses for Google’s Spreadsheet. Suddenly I’ve got a lot of volunteer work on my plate, that is remarkably similar to work I have previously gotten paid for. [big surprise] One of the tasks is to pick up recorded messages for the animal shelter and pass them along to the appropriate victim. So, I built spreadsheet/log that I fill with messages and then volunteers access and alter that info. Just thought i’d share.

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