Monthly Archives: April 2010

something is wrong on the- er, in a book!

So, what I said about how much I liked Nick of Time? The sequel, Time Pirate has officially pissed me off only 18% of the way though the book (reading on Kindle, I don’t have page numbers). Nick, who is … Continue reading

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recent reading

Recent comment to Bronze Ribbons, who liked Any Which Wall, which was one of the things I’ve enjoyed as I’ve been wallowing in kid- and YA-lit since The Coming of the Kindle: I am hoping Laurel Snyder writes more like … Continue reading

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dinner tonight

Not-very good steak; burned fried potatoes; mushrooms fried in butter; salad; burned garlic bread. None of it was really my fault; I’m adjusting to new ingredients and new equipment, and Ted was supposed to be watching the garlic bread. And … Continue reading

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back on the water

On Tuesday I was reminded about one of my very favorite things about the Netherlands. Granted, there’s some stiff competition: cool weather, clean air (crystal clear, relative to Taiwan), daffodils (no, not tulips – you see daffodils in vast swathes … Continue reading

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a legend on the water

I just left this in OrbitalMechanic’s LJ, where she posted some stories from the Boston Marathon that are well worth reading. But my sport and a lot of my stories are about water rather than road, and I think Ernestine … Continue reading

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recs and anti-recs

– An occupational hazard of iPod-shuffled songs: apparently ” ‘Til Then” makes me cry now. (From the musical 1776, taken from the letters of John and Abigail Adams, a couple who knew something about job-related separations. ) – If you … Continue reading

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comfortable here.

As far as the decor and furnishings go, this apartment isn’t as nice as a lot of the corporate ones. The floor’s thin veneer that’s buckling in spots, and in’s not that the furniture is from Ikea, but that it’s … Continue reading

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a nearly-perfect day

It’s a glorious spring day here, just about warm enough to sit in the sun with a jacket on, with a blue sky that belies any volcanic ash cloud except for a hint of gray at the horizon. This morning … Continue reading

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In other news…

Dutch is still frustrating. The city government just sent me a “stadspas”; I think that you use it to pay for public parking lots and they charge you monthly, plus it gets you some local discounts. Or something – the … Continue reading

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in other news

Dutch is still frustrating. The city government just sent me a “stadspas”; I think that you use it to pay for public parking lots and they charge you monthly, plus it gets you some local discounts. Or something – the … Continue reading

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