In case anyone is looking for a Christmas present idea for me, here you go (posted by A Novel Idea Bookstore):
I've been good, I promise. :)
New App for Literary Journals
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The collection includes Prairie Schooner.
A young couple made a printing press from Ikea drawers
Charles and Jenny used it to print the covers of their wedding programs.
They went from this: To this:
Just how bad was The Long Winter?
Maggie Koerth-Baker, the science editor at BoingBoing.net wondered the same thing. Check out her post--it includes a link to short audio commentaries on the winter of 1880-1881.
I'd never had a real clear idea of what "the train can't get through" really meant, not being totally clear on how to adjust snow-clearing expectations from today back to the 1880s. But, as it turns out, when the train company said they couldn't get the trains through, they were not messing around.
The elusive giant squid was finally caught on video
I know I'm not the only one obsessed with giant squid.
Mankind finally confronts the greatest mystery of the deep as the first-ever footage of a live giant squid in its natural habitat is revealed in Discovery Channel’s Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real, which premieres on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 10/9c as the season finale of Curiosity.
Greatest mystery of the deep!