Monday, 29 August 2016

The Knife Man

There once was a young Scottish farmer,
who, though neither graceful nor a charmer,
proved an in-born ability
for scientific inquiry.
Of anatomical studies, he was a reformer.

The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Message to London

You are wonderful as always - lively diverse and with great theatre


You could gain from figuring out your night trains. And your wifi - I should not have to register to a service to access free coffee shop wifi.

On the flip side: how has Come Dine With Me not been exported to the US yet??

Monday, 8 August 2016

AT - Southern Terminus

A hike down to the Appalachian Trail southern terminus, then up the Benton Mackay trail and around to the AT starter point. A night at Amicalola Falls Lodge. A morning hike to the waterfalls and up the AT approach trail. And home.

Friday, 5 August 2016

City of God

Grand & crumbling Rome is the chorus
for the Farneses, Orsinis, the Sforzas.
See power and might
betrayal anger and fright
of one's life under the Borgias.

City of God

Thursday, 4 August 2016

USTA in Atlanta

That time my husband entered a USTA tournament and I channeled Marcie Tidwell and Jerry Maguire to become the perfect agent.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Sworn to Silence

A peaceful, rural locality
shaken by rash criminality.
Set amongst the Amish,
readers left astonished
by such unexpected brutality.

Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder #1)
by Linda Castillo