Friday, January 23, 2009

Round Up

R.I.P. Andrew Wyeth, Donald Westlake and John Mortimer.

Inaugural speeches

And for cocky Chief Justice Roberts-how about some cue cards next time-Good Grief man!!!

Elizabeth Alexander's inaugural poem is going to be published in a chapbook by Graywolf Press.

Two interesting blogs: Salt News and White Readers Meet Black Authors.

The word on my Forgotten English word-a-day calendar is brum. Brum means without money.

Can you belt out the National Anthem? I used to be able to, but as everything does ,my voice has also changed. I use to be 2nd soprano, sometimes 1st. Now I'm probably an alto. If you have the pipes to belt it out you should enter the National Museum of American History's National Anthem Singing Contest.

1000 Novels everyone must read. Even though I rhave always been a prolific reader, I bet I haven't read a good portion of what is listed. DRAT!!! While I am in the confessional mood, I also don't like Twitter. There I've said it.

Who Writes Wikipedia Anyway?

10 best (library) stories of 2008.

By now we all know that Shepard Fairey is the artist behind these iconic posters of Barack Obama (before he was President). Well, now Mr. Fairey is helping the pups.

Love the Candy Dish Blog, the blog of the National Confectioner's Association.

Pig candy-You have to see this to believe it.

Snore and Roar-a sleepover at the National Zoo. What a great idea, and what fun for kids (0f all ages)

Piddix: high quality, royalty free pages.

I love Wynken de Worde, a blog about books and many other items. Wynkyn de Worde was also a printer and publisher who worked with William Caxton.

The wonderful Utne has a blog. I subscribed to Utne when it first came out in 1984, and I was a subscriber for years. Oh, how I wished I had saved all of the issues. Now, I pick it up occasionally when I am standing in the Whole Foods checkout line and the magazine seems to call out to me, " L., you know you've always loved me, buy me, read me, don't leave me here in the store."

Scientific Commons wants to provide the most comprehensive, free access, scientific information on the Internet.

Have a good weekend.

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." ~Andrew Wyeth

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