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This day in baseball: Spring Training in paradise

The 1913 Yankees began their spring training in Bermuda on March 4, making them the first team in Major League Baseball to train outside of the United States.  28 more words


Box of Apples in Wales by Lucian Freud

Title: Box of Apples in Wales

Artist: Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011)

Nationality: British

Completion Date: 1939

Style: Surrealism

Genre: Still Life

Media: Oil on Canvas… 11 more words


In which Netty tells you why you should read DeLillo's Underworld. Right. Now. In only slightly fewer words than the novel itself!

Back in 2011, Andy and I read Don DeLillo’s The Falling Man, our introduction to this towering American literary giant. In my post, I commented: “ Yeah, maybe we should have tackled Underworld …” – a reference to the weighty, award-winning and nominated tome that is perhaps the best known of DeLillo’s 16-novel career.  1,133 more words

Reading Challenge 2014

Dansk With Me

To a very Scandinavian melody . . . with two fine old Dansk pieces.

A lidded stoneware casserole with lug handles, designed by Neils Refgaard. Part of the Brown Mist pattern first introduced to the public in 1972. 34 more words

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March Angel

The old-timers always talked about March Hill, that last little bit of winter which, if one lived through it, meant that the odds were really good you’d be around for the rest of the year. 123 more words

20th Century