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at least mine is pocket safe

This gorgeous notebook belonged to the great scientist Marie Curie, and it is still being studied.  For short periods of time.  By scholars who have signed a waiver. And the rest of the time, it has to be kept in … Continue reading

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foo dogs on parade

I am working on a commission drawing with a fantasy China theme, and it looks like it is finally time put some serious effort into learning how to draw a foo dog, that faithful guardians of all things Chinese, at … Continue reading

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a series of tubes

Remember how Senator Ted Stevens once famously told us that “the Internet is a series of tubes”?  (If you don’t, read about it here.)  This is apparently an analogy with staying power, since I was instantly reminded of it when … Continue reading

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world cup bonus: fashion, design and sarcasm

Regular reader Wolfie is tirelessly patient as he reteaches me the rules of soccer (excuse me,”association football”) every four years so we can watch the World Cup together.  He also sends me cool links. So, for those of you more … Continue reading

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a valuable topical link

The soccer (or, as Wikipedia insists on calling it, the “association football”) World Cup is in full swing now, and if you are only a casual watcher of the Beautiful Game,  it really adds something to your enjoyment (and authority … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– zird walking

In many parts the Knotted Rope universe, primitive birdlike creatures that look like small feathered dinosaurs with wings survive into the present day.  They can either glide or fly, are good hunters, and are loyal to whoever they first see … Continue reading

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car spotting on the internet

A visit to the house email account yesterday afternoon uncovered a missive from reader Sean Bieri, who can be relied on to have something interesting to share.  Yesterday’s email was no exception: he handed me this picture, which he had … Continue reading

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mold-a-rama epilog

(Or “epilogue”, if you prefer.  I can never decide how brutal I want to be with the modern spellings on words in this family.) The research I’ve been doing for this week’s Mold-A-Rama posts offer evidence that the gorilla sculpture … Continue reading

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“waterloo sunset”

Do you ever read something, make a careful note, and then not remember where you read it?  When this happens under academic circumstances, where a point or detail is useless without a citation, this can be a disaster.  For the … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– the noakes library expands

Or at least adds an annex.  Some of you may already be checking in on the Noakes Library tumblr to see a gallery of the photo references I’m using for my stories, but now Iowa Ginsberg,  library assistant supreme and … Continue reading

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