Monthly Archives: March 2007

did you know Dr. Doolittle went to the moon?

It looks like a bunch of books by Charles Williams, about whom I’d been mildly curious, as well as several Doctor Doolittle books include some I haven’t read, are now available online. The downside, due to extended US copyright laws, … Continue reading

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yesterday morning

If Eugene Field Could Row, or Thomas Eakins Could Write The weather forecast said drizzly and grey A foul sort of day for a row. But regattas are looming and I need to train, So there was no choice but … Continue reading

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comparative etymology

It’s almost more interesting when Dutch and English don’t match than when they do – at least, when it’s a word that should match, by which I mean the sort of short basic words that you’d think would have been … Continue reading

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so that’s why it’s boring…

I had a small revelation yesterday. I’d managed to think up a plot (all by myself!) that I think is complicated enough to support a children’s book. I could hear the narrator’s voice (or possibly one of two narrators, a … Continue reading

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a small request. Also, commonalities across the pond

I have a considerable amount of credit at Amazon UK, some left over from Christmas and some from my birthday, and would really appreciate suggestions on ways to spend it. As far as important SFF books of the past year … Continue reading

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London, the link to the insanely detailed account

I’ve just written an account of our trip, at enough length that I’m not going to repost it here. You can read it here, instead. I haven’t decided where to put it, but I need to write another entry soon … Continue reading

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much improved

Yes, the weekend did look up from there. We got to London Thursday night, and the only problem from there on was trying to cram 3.5 days of sightseeing into 2.5 days. Of course, being us, if we’d had the … Continue reading

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not a good start

I am NOT supposed to be at home posting this. At this moment I should be on the Stansted express to Liverpool Station, heading to our hotel to drop off luggage before taking the tube to the V&A. I am … Continue reading

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100 things

One of my discussion lists has a tradition of posting 100 things about yourself on your birthday. Since I’ll be away for my actual birthday and may not take my computer, I’ve posted it today instead. This is my several-th … Continue reading

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travel knitting

I have regretfully decided that my sweater project doesn’t get to go to London. I’m sure it’s devastated, but with the yoke and a sleeve and a half complete, it’s just too bulky to take along. Instead I’m deciding between … Continue reading

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