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There may be eight million stories in the naked city; there are at least that many in the antiquarian business, especially if your business involves buying up collections from private estate sales. Through the transactions, through remarks, through the books … Continue reading
Expats Blogs, the online aggregate website which last year gave me that pretty silver ribbon over there on the sidebar, is holding a writing competition this year. The topic had to be a Top List, as in, for example, Top 10 … Continue reading
In Austria it is said that success depends on how much “Vitamin B” you have, the B standing for Beziehungen, or connections. So it’s not surprising to learn that being related to Ötzi might just be the best connection one … Continue reading
The website geology.com has an interactive Global Sea Level Rise Map, on which you can zoom in and look at how coastal areas will be affected by different levels of rising seas. It is sobering. We all know Venice is … Continue reading
A short paragraph accompanies this clip at its home on YouTube: “On the small Danish island of Bornholm, a coalition of governments, universities and industries are working on an innovative pilot program the EDISON Project — that could provide some … Continue reading
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The moon rising over the Tuxer Alpen mountain range. Tonight we’re having not just any full moon but a “supermoon”, so called because it’s uncommonly close to Earth right now. Not only does it appear larger and brighter than usual, … Continue reading
The first shoots are coming up in the garden Archaeological researchers have suggested that several dozen Stone-age tools from six locations along the US east coast are “European-style”. [N]ewly-discovered and recently-dated early Maryland and other US east coast Stone Age … Continue reading
I’m in dress rehearsals again. Some discussion is going on about the fact that almost all of blogosphere action on the European economy is taking place on American blogs, not European ones, and why that is. Although the article deals … Continue reading