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text 2016-03-09 11:01
Google's Doodle!

If you haven't checked out today's doodle, you need to. It's for Clara Rockmore's 105th Birthday and you get to play a bit with a Theremin. I've always loved the sound the instrument makes but it's even more amazing if you learn the science and history behind it.



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text 2015-01-27 19:00
Unequal Affections: A Pride and Prejudice Retelling - Lara S. Ormiston

I don't know how long it's going on but right now this book is $1.99 on Amazon.  I've been wanting to read it for awhile, so I jumped at such a great price.

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text 2014-12-18 21:45
Free Audible book for Christmas

Audible is offering this free, not sure for how long, for the centennial for the first year of the Great War. The summary is below and it looks really good. I may save this for Christmas Day as something to experience then.

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text 2014-12-08 11:17
Mona Lisa is Missing Documentary

This weekend I ended up watching a very interesting documentary about the theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911. It's one of the reasons she's such a international icon and I've always been interested in it. I found the director's way of presenting the material interesting and loved how he focused on the research and digging through tons of papers that volunteers helped him translate.


At once historical and personal, as the director sought out Peruggia's daughter and helped her find out the truth of the incident, the director mixed the interviews with animated photographs helping the viewer understand how the theft happened and how it all turned out.


It's not often that a documentary strikes me and educates me this much and I wanted to share something I really enjoyed.


It is currently on Netflix - at least in the US.

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text 2014-11-11 21:16
Coop GR

I live in a coop that requires member participation. It seems GR is turning into one too. I just got a message from one of my group coordinators. She said that she is doing purging of all the inactive members of the group. I'm inactive in that group discussions, that's true, I just write reviews. I guess I'm fated for expulsion out of that group. I'm not sure it's a bad thing but I don't like it anyway. "Expulsion" is such an ugly word. I suspect all the other groups will follow soon.

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