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Saturday Miscellany -- 8/30/2014

Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:


Current listenings

Third time’s a charm. These really are difficult posts for me. “How hard can it be posting some music from Youtube?” you ask. Well, on average I listen to somewhere near 4 hours of music a day. 113 more words


A Cup of Brown Joy

My father drank coffee, my mother always, always drank tea. Back then, coffee was a drink for (ahem) adults—Starbucks was just a gleam in its founders’ eyes; you just didn’t… 236 more words


Impromptu Move Hiatus

My aplogies for not posting the past couple scheduled days. I’ve been trying to effect an unplanned apartment move due to a poor situation with my current housing. 165 more words


It's Just A Little Crush

So I told my OR friends that I have a little crush on a doctor here in our hospital. When they asked me who he is, I coyfully smiled and said… 359 more words

Saudi Life

Building a grain elevator required a whole boxcar of lumber

Commentary by Neil A. Lieb, photos from his archive From a telephone interview on July 22, 2014:

Decks for the formwork are stacked at upper-right corner of the foundation. 291 more words

Grain Elevator