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" Here’s another amazing recipe from The CSA Cookbook by Linda Ly. Last time we made kale stem pesto and in this recipe Linda shows you how to make all of the chard stalks into hummus! I think she’s my new hero. You do cook the chard st..." Read more of this blog post »
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Waverley by Walter Scott
Waverly, or 'tis Sixty Years Since can be an infuriating book. Even those accustomed to the leisurely movement of 19th century prose will find its style not only wordy but also infelicitous, its plot not only meandering but also digressive. It tak..." Read more of this review »
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GalleyCat's Varney the Vampire Literary Remix (Select)
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Description: I contributed a rewritten and restyled page to GalleyCat's 2012 Literary Remix Contest of the Victorian vampire novel VARNEY THE VAMPIRE, OR, FEAST OF BLOOD. My page (229 in the .html version)--given the heading "Western Union Varnegram"--was rewritten in an epistolary fashion, with telegrams ("Varnegrams"), gossip columns, and even a bureaucratic memo from an overseer in a dank mine to his supervisor. From the official description: "In the fall of 2012, GalleyCat hosted a writing contest to celebrate Mediabistro’s Media App Summit. Illustrating the Media App Summit’s spirit of digital innovation, a crew of dedicated writers remixed a single page from Varney the Vampire-a bestselling vampire novel from the 19th Century filled with enough star-crossed romance, vampire action and purple prose to inspire another Twilight trilogy. More than one hundred and sixty years after the novel was published, these readers found new ways to tell the melodramatic vampire story. They rewrote the pages in their unique style, from poetry to Twitter updates to illustrations to Facebook accounts to imitations of great writers."
Building the First Little Free Library in Iceland! (Nonfiction)
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Description: A small multi-lingual collection in Reykjavík.
Little Free Library Reykjavík is Up and Running! (Select)
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (On Film) (Nonfiction)
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Description: As posted on <i>The L Magazine</i>'s website, 3/17/10 (here:, my review of the film adaptation of Steig Larsson's <i>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</i>.
Leave Them Kids Alone (Nonfiction)
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Description: Review of <i>Stolen Spring</i> (1940) and <i>The Missing Bureaucrat</i> (1938) by Danish author Hans Scherfig
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