Found in a Library Book

The Oakland Public Library has a fun, voyeuristic, website where they showcase items found n library books. Well, if you leave them in an OPL library book, or around the library, you might find them featured right here, on our website. Oakland Public Library They have a Twitter and Instagram feed, too.

In the Yellowstone

Poets.org, a site by the by the Academy of American Poets, offers a wonderful email service called “Poem-a-Day.” Today’s offering was right in my wheelhouse: poetry AND Yellowstone? In the YellowstoneHarriet Monroe – 1860-1936 Little pin-prick geysers, spitting and sputtering; Little foaming geysers, that spatter and cough; Bubbling geysers, that gurgle out of the calyx of morning… Continue reading In the Yellowstone

The History of Ketchup

I had no idea that ketchup has seen so many versions and iterations! The word ketchup is derived from the Chinese word ke-tsiap, meaning a pickled fish sauce. This mixture was mainly added to recipes to season a dish, versus served as a condiment. Peggy Trowbridge Filippone at The Spruce Eats. Update: I was looking… Continue reading The History of Ketchup

The Martini FAQ

Brilliant and a must-read for anyone who enjoys good writing and a great martini. I heard of this fantastic site while listening to John Gruber’s “The Talk Show podcast.” Put me in the “shaken” is better camp. Q: What is a Martini? A: Do you want the short answer or the long answer? Q: The… Continue reading The Martini FAQ

The Great Bifurcation

A great article by Ben Thompson at Stratechery about our increasingly double (and more) lives. In the end, the most important connection between the Metaverse and the physical world will be you: right now you are in the Metaverse, reading this Article; perhaps you will linger on Twitter or get started with your remote work.… Continue reading The Great Bifurcation