Monthly Archives: June 2010

Home to Ithaca

Quite some time ago, I think when I was in my teens, I remember reading an article in the National Geographic magazine purporting to pinpoint the locations of several of the adventures of Odysseus on his way home from the … Continue reading

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The tool box

Every new hobby or activity is an excuse to buy new tools. Tools for guys are the same, I suppose, as shoes or clothing for some women: any reason, however slim, is sufficient reason to buy more. For me, a … Continue reading

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TEL’s motorcycle

It was just over 75 years ago that T.E. Lawrence, aka “Lawrence of Arabia” died as a result of a motorcycle accident. Lawrence, just recently retired from the military at age 46, was on his way from Cloud’s Hill, his … Continue reading

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For the love of the binding…

The novelist and essayist Virginia Woolf married fellow writer and Bloomsbury Group member Leonard Woolf, and together they started their own publishing house, Hogarth Press. For Virginia and Leonard, being publishers was more than just dealing with manuscripts; it also … Continue reading

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