Monthly Archives: October 2018

Random Food of the Day

A gyro sandwich plate takeout from a local restaurant.  Note that it came with french fries, onion rings, and fried zucchini.  For those of us who can’t decide which way we prefer to clog our arteries!

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Through the Camera: Seasonal Sign

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Random Food of the Day

Hot and spicy crispy squid.  They were, umm, different, but I wouldn’t really call them hot, spicy, or crispy.  They seemed to be small dried squid coated in a thick batter of sorts with somewhat of an oily sheen (guessing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Judgement of Richard Richter

The Judgement of Richard Richter Stiks, Igor Translated by Elias-Bursac, Ellen Croatian original edition 2006 Amazon Crossing, 2017 Usually I find the selection process for the Amazon Prime free book of the month to be a tough choice.  6 or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Daughters of the North

Daughters of the North Hall, Sarah Harper Perennial, New York, 2007 A book bought on size and shape rather than content, this was supposed to be my in-flight reading for an upcoming trip to Germany; I went to the bargain … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ingrid Babendererde

Ingrid Babendererde / Reifeprüfung 1953 Johnson, Uwe Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt a. M., 1985 Ingrid, Klaus, and Jürgen, early summer, 1953, in a small city in Mecklenburg.  Three friends, top students all, in the final days before their Abi with thoughts … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1972

1972 Llywelyn, Morgan Tom Doherty Associates, 2005 1972 was a heavily discounted book that I picked up more casually than usual for me, even from the bargain bin – a quick glance at a couple of paragraphs and I decided … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1000 Neue Dinge, die Man bei Schwerelosigkeit tun kann

1000 neue Dinge, die man bei Schwerelosigkeit tun kann Zylka, Jenni Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, Reinbeck, 2003 An easily readable, fairly light story of a few weeks in the life of Judith. Judith is single, past the 20-somethingish age, lives in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams Kingsolver, Barbara Harper, 1990 An impressively vivid account of the social and environmental issues in the late 1980s from the perspective of a bright woman who just doesn’t fit into the mold anyone tries to make for her.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Colonel Cody and the Flying Cathedral

Colonel Cody and the Flying Cathedral Jenkins, Garry Picador USA, NY, 1999 Subtitled “The Adventures of the Cowboy who Conquered the Sky” This book was lent to me by a friend’s uncle during a visit to his house while on … Continue reading

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