Friday, May 29, 2009


Yesterday Ann o'Dyne sent me to Scott's Abode where there are great scans from the wonderful Newnes Home Management on display.

I have these treasured volumes in my collection, and they (and a couple of other examples of the genre) formed the basis of a play I wrote years ago.

Coincidentally, there was a scene involving a concrete garden stork...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Yes (as mentioned in a comment*) I had half-thought of compiling a gallery of dogs in online real estate ads And this morning as I was idly browsing, I saw this fellow hiding in the corner of a view of the garden.

I'm very fond of this species, and was lucky enough to acquire one of my own about 20 years ago.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

dog's life

peacay sent me to Topinambours

and shortly after, I found myself looking at poochie


A recent comment here by Ann o'Dyne on Twitter:
I am irritated by constant Follow requests from people I dont know*
made me think of the Blossom Dearie song I'm Shadowing you...

And maybe the Beatles wrote a song for the Bloggers,
the early Thinking of Linking which you can hear in this Jam session from the Anthology era.

And not a song but an instructional film: Facebook Manners
via the Presurfer

Thursday, May 07, 2009


things on twitter:
There are networks, albeit very informal ones, that exist within this quasi-public realm, a secondary strata of commentary and connections that binds together those who place most emphasis on the binding, if you see what we mean. In other words, twitter and its ilk have become a self-perpetuating network that somehow pulls content out of perpetual distraction.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009


And if I twittered I could link to this little old blog in style.

DickensURL via the Presurfer
Forget, now you have!



if I twittered I might tweet:

Got Mixmaster. T did. Man knocked $10 off as I raved about beauty n nostalgia.Yet to bake sponge.

ps. fx I know where you can get those oranges cheap.