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ex libris: The Tiger’s Wife

My grandfather and I stopped at the bus station, and the elephant passed, slow, graceful, enchanted by the food in the young man’s hand. The moon threw a tangle of light into the long, soft hairs sticking up out of … Continue reading

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Missed Connections :: Sophie Blackall

Unbelievable Moustache on the CTuesday, April 6, 2010-w4m – 28 (Chelsea)You: tall, brown hair, incredibly voluminous moustache, blue/green checkered shirtMe: tall, blonde, wearing all black and Burberry rain bootsI boarded the uptown C train at 14th Street at around 10:50 … Continue reading

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Gary Nabhan Speaking at UVA Tomorrow

Ready to go hear a lecture from an inspiring, seed-saving conservation biologist? Me, too. Gary Paul Nabhan … has been called “the father of the local food movement” by Mother Earth News. Gary is also an orchard-keeper, wild forager and … Continue reading

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excited to read this book

Growing for Market review: Every farmer, organic or not, should read this excellent guidebook to increasing farm profits. Wiswall is a veteran vegetable and herb grower who has a gift for explaining financial matters to be relevant to small-scale farmers. … Continue reading

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Read Your Vegetables

After taking a silly-long time, I finally finished Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle this past weekend:: I’m going to pass the buck on a proper-style review, but I will say that it is totally delightful, and encouraging. The NYT has … Continue reading

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Ernest Shackleton/ Endurance Beer

I was really happy to hear the story about two cases of Ernest Shackleton’s whiskey being retrieved recently from the South Pole [details], and I’ve been scouting around Charlottesville for some Endurance Beer as my own boozy tribute to the … Continue reading

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Tolstoy; Virginia Festival of the Book

ohhh books. I’ve hardly been reading at all of late, but just yesterday started Anna Karenina – and, well, everything you’ve heard is true. It’s remarkable. I’m now a quarter of the way through it. It’s that freaking good. My … Continue reading

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