Friday, February 28, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Not really; I finally finished reading "The Source". I've nibbled at it when I didn't have anything else to read, since last October--give or take a month of bronchitis. I looked forward to reading about an archaeology dig in Israel, fictitious or not. Elements of the historical segments were very interesting--the Crusaders, the Turks, etc. The present-time "frame story" of the modern archaeologists seemed light and silly. I should remember the book was written in the 1960's; maybe a bit dated by now. Could have used another edit. Also, the characters of the book seemed mostly flat and monochromatic; even with a long novel of 1,000+ pages, this is not necessary. "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry, for example. The goal was to finish a Michener novel; I accomplished that, now I can move on to more entertaining books.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
One of our home grown potatoes seemed to smile at me as it was readied for cook pot.
Halloween photo is not mine; borrowed from Facebook post of neighbor's daughter! Starting to read more non-fiction, I happened on a...
I wonder if this barn is still standing. Northern Minnesota in the Autumn. Rare photos of my late sister-in-law, Jane with her lo...
An Activity: "Making Mainbocher" Exhibit at the Chicago History Museum. (at last, something besides reading!)Main Bocher was a Chicago boy, interested in the arts. After high school and a stint working at Sears Roebuck in the early...