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IONTW – December 18, 2016

I wondered about words that are homonyms/antonyms, here’s a list of words that are their own opposites! Patti Smith on singing at Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Ceremony. Being Richard Feynman didn’t keep the FBI from starting a file on him. … Continue reading

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Hakone Estate and Gardens

Unbeknownst to me, there’s a sliver of Japan nestled in the hills just outside Saratoga, CA. Hakone Estate and Gardens is a recipient of the Save America’s Treasures Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is recognized as … Continue reading

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IONTW – October 30, 2016

Just in time for Halloween – do you know jack? ohand not Halloween, but ohmygoodness COSTUMES! and again media on my mind – last week there were the newspaper animals, now, amazingthings done with salt. if you’ve ever noticed a … Continue reading

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Bridge Between Continents

Quite possibly I’ve walked from one tectonic plate to another before, but I can now say for sure I’ve done it, with the help of the illustrative Bridge Between Continents on the Reykjanes peninsula. The bridge opened in July 2002. … Continue reading

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Preserved Lemon Ice Cream and Avocado Oil Ice Cream

I have a big ole jar of preserved lemons lurking in my fridge. One of those recipes that piqued my interest and I actually made – although, can you really call putting lemons and salt in a jar a recipe? Anyway, … Continue reading

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El Campanil

Clock Tower at Mills College has the following signage: EL CAMPANIL ERECTED BY MR. AND MRS. F.M. SMITH MDCCCCIV DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT JULIA MORGAN DEDICATED BY SUSAN T. MILLS APRIL 14, 1904 EL CAMPANIL IS THE FIRST CONCRETE REINFORCED STRUCTURE … Continue reading

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Fir Tip Ice Cream

Turns out that trees, in addition to being huggable, are edible! Who knew?! And well OK, it’s just the tips. At least that’s all I’ve eaten. They are surprisingly not like cleaning product or a Christmas Tree – or what … Continue reading

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Heart of a Dog

Jeez, what was the last movie I saw in the theatre? Hmn… squirrels scuttle about in memory banks… oh! maybe that one what was it called – about surfing Mavericks – don’t think that was the name though. Anyway, yeah, … Continue reading

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Be Enveloped!

I’ve had envelopes on my mind, along with the cards somehow for the ask/say whatever this bookish thing ends up to be, so I’ve been meaning to go check out the Be Enveloped! exhibit at San Francisco Center for the Book. … Continue reading

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oh beehive!

The beehive is Utah’s State Emblem, and appears on the flag, highway patrol cars, road signage, as decorative elements at the Capitol Building and elsewhere. The symbol is associated with the qualities of hard work and perseverance, and the State’s … Continue reading

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