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Google’s at it Again!

Amanda I went to use Google yesterday and found an announcement of their digital image search feature.  It thought, great!  Initially, I used it to see if anyone had uploaded and identified some of those 19th century photographs of unnamed … Continue reading

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Amanda Reclines 11 Last night was a welcome respite from the electioneering madness in the form of The Minnesota Opera’s performance of Cinderella (known to most of us opera fans as La Cenerentola), Gioachino Rossini’s comic masterpiece.  I’m in love.  … Continue reading

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Guess Where They Stand

Amanda Reclines [Postings for the next few weeks may be sporadic or abbreviated.] I encountered a couple recently who I think typifies this country’s current lines of demarcation.  Based on a simple comment:  The woman allowed how for her mother’s … Continue reading

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Amanda 5 Nothing much of interest this morning. Perhaps this interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali about living under a fatwa. Or this slide show of the U.S. tie with England in the World Cup. Or, finally, this article from The … Continue reading

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The Telephoto Lens Fallacy

Amanda B 18 he substance of the events were reported in an the article in Seven Days — Vermont’s Independent Voice: The photographer had been taking candids “in the street” in Burlington, Vermont (the very definition of “street photography”); He … Continue reading

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Watch for This at Auction

Amanda B 25 A news item caught my “ear” (it was on the radio) the other day: the early Twentieth Century Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton had buried two crates of Scotch whiskey during his unsuccessful attempt to reach the South … Continue reading

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Tapas Tapas

Amanda Reclines 17 Everyone knows about tapas, right? Spain’s most recent contribution to the world’s gastronomy? Well, we’ve been OD’ing on tapas. And such fun it has been. We’ve had everything from the traditional roast (or fried) potatoes drizzled in … Continue reading

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