Monday, February 22, 2016
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
The fun of Elmore Leonard is the swerving plots, raw violence that comes from nowhere, the narrative voice which is not far from the action. He works in some clever one-liners; I thought it was well written and edited. Crime thrillers tend to feel dated, looking back 30-plus years: no cell phones, no internet, "dial 911" had to be explained, no area-codes on the phone numbers, characters running around looking for phone booths, etc.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
In transition seasons, a few ants find their way into the kitchen from outside. Fact of life; not too serious. (I don't like the idea of pest control contractors spraying poison around the foundation, etc.) So we plug the holes the insects use to get in, and so on. A couple of years ago, I found this little soldier struggling across the counter with his burden of a food crumb; before I dispatched him I took a photo. Then "foto-fun" edited to produce this portrait. Good for a re-visit while I'm laid up with a healing foot.
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...