Elsewhere for December 9, 2017

You should read this for 11/4/2017: Art and Film Via Literary Review: a book review o He Made Masterpieces with Manure: Traces of Vermeer by Jane Jelley “On the acknowledgements page of Traces of Vermeer, Jane Jelley thanks one friend who tracked down pig bladders and another who harvested mussel shells…

Elsewhere for December 3, 2017

You should read this for 12/3/2017: Books, Writing, and Language Jane Austen, Literary Icon and . . . Home Brewer? “Those who’ve noticed that Austen’s characters often have a drink in hand may not know it was her love of brewing beer that was spilling over into her work.” Why…

Joe Kissell Take Control of Thanksgiving

I’m a fan of TidBit’s Publishing Take Control series of ebooks that make technology understandable and practical. I’ve been impressed with this affordable ($10.00, with free updates for new versions) series of .pdf , Mobi, and ePub ebooks (you can print the .pdf if you’d rather) right from the start. In Take Control…

Elsewhere for November 18, 2017

You should read this for 11/18/2017: Art and Film “Comfort Woman” Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan’s Side, Now Sit On Korean Busses 15,000-Year-Old Rock Art Found In Egypt “Adel Kelani described the discovery as important because it dates to the same period of markings founds in caves in southern…

Elsewhere for November 11, 2017

You should read this for 11/11/2017: Art and Film Watch an Oil Painting Instantly Lose 200 Years of Grimy Varnish “Fine art is often coated with varnish for the same reason furniture is: it provides a protective barrier to the elements. But varnish turns yellow over time, and an even…

Elsewhere for November 4, 2017

Art and Film The Très Riches Heures calendar page for November. Books, Writing, and Language Friday November 6 was Fountain Pen Day. Food and Drink Via Martha Stewart Sweet Potato Biscuits History and Archaeology Roman Theater Discovery Near Jerusalem’s Western Wall Delights Archaeologists “Jerusalem was always inhabited and there were…

Elsewhere for October 28, 2017

You should read this for 10/28/2017: Art and Film Internet “Entrepreneur” Shocked That Copyright Owner Sued Him For Stealing Their Work Isn’t it interesting that plagiarists and copyright abusers are always shocked and surprised? A Long Time Ago: Martha Wells on How Star Wars Inspired Her Writing See also this…

Elsewhere for October 21, 2017

You should read this for 10/21/2017: Art Macro Photos That Capture the Beauty of Peacock Feathers Books, Writing, and Language School district pulled ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from shelves because it ‘makes people uncomfortable’That’s kind of the point; wrong-doing is supposed to make us uncomfortable. It’s called having a conscious….

Elsewhere for October 14, 2017

You should read this for 10/14/2017: Art Living with gods: highlight objects A British Museum blog post highlighting some of the objects in the upcoming exhibit;  Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond . These objects representing various religions and philosophies about life and death and existence highlight the ways…

Elsewhere for October 7, 2017

You should read this for 10/6/2017: Art The Très Riches Heures for October October is the month for seeding the winter wheat. Books, Writing, and Language The Scholastic Book Fair inspires authentic analog nostalgia that goes back for decades Food and Drink For me, October is the Month of Apples….

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