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Friday Miscellaneous

50 things in 2017

  Inspired by Austin Kleon’s 100 Things that made my year, just a quick summary of the year as I look forward to 2018. I can already see that we are long overdue for a real vacation, and I need to make it to the movies more often. First Day Hike with friends at Bastrop State Park.  ...

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Friday!

An assortment of thoughts for the beginning of November. The first woman to translate Homer’s Odyssey into English. “[A]ll translations are interpretations.” I’m currently reading How to Think by Alan Jacobs and scrawling notes in the margins on every other page, many of  ...

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TGIF!

Happy Friday! An 18,000 acre ranch where you can hunt exotic game and also fire an M4 Sherman tank in a shooting range made to look like a Nazi-occupied French town. Ah, Texas. Zadie Smith interviewed George Saunders for Interview Magazine in February. His great American novel Lincoln in the  ...

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Friday Folderol

  A few fun links. A genius Halloween costume from The Red Balloon, which was a film but also was made into a book, which I had when I was little. The Texas Teen Book Festival is this weekend in Austin! (Yes, life continues outside ACL).  Check out the schedule. The most wanted kids’  ...

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