Monthly Archives: October 2018

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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Book Review: A River Lost

A River Lost Harden, Blaine W.W. Norton, 1996 This book is a general overview of the state of the Columbia in the mid 1990’s from the various vantages of river users which does a fairly good job of presenting the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adrift in Caledonia

Adrift in Caledonia Thorpe, Nick Abacus, London, 2006 A rather enjoyable travel book based on the premise of hitching rides on boats and ships around Scotland.  It’s certainly one of the cases I usually don’t like where an author has … Continue reading

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Book Review: 8 Men and a Duck

8 Men and a Duck Thorpe, Nick Free Press, New York, 2002 This book was on the bargain rack at Hastings in Waco shortly after I had read _Adrift in Caledonia_ by the same author and found it an interesting … Continue reading

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2018 Orchyard report

It was a mixed year in the orchyard.  We had some very warm periods in early spring followed by extended cold snaps and I’m going to blame the low yield mainly on that; very few of the apple trees set … Continue reading

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