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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….

You Should Read This for September 30, 2027

You should read this for 9/30/2017: Art How Bewitched Was Written as a Gay Allegory Robert Pela interviewed Elizabeth Montgomery in The ADVOCATE on July 30, 1992: “Bewitched is sort of a gay allegory: the story of a different person in this case, a witch who’s being told that she…

Elsewhere for September 23, 2017

You should read this for 9/23/2017: Art The British Museum has a killer exhibit: Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia Books, Writing, and Language How ‘white people’ were invented by a playwright in 1613 Icelandic spelling, declension and etymology dictionaries now free online Food and Drink Rosh Hashana always makes me…

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