|I.A. Persinger’s scrapbook stands more than a foot tall and weighs 36 pounds. Image: Eric Oglander|
“DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE, Please write a line / In this little Wash Tubbs book of mine. / Help me Keep you in my Mind” The 36-Pound Comic Scrapbook That Chronicles the Great Depression (photo above)
A rebroadcast of an April 1995 concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee with Chet Atkins, Nanci Griffith, The Fairfield Four and Robin and Linda Williams and Kate MacKenzie.
Type The Alphabet I'm not much of a typist. My time was 13.326s
Question of the day: Is a croissant without butter really a croissant?
I'm hooked on Name Drop
The John and Alice Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, New York. John composed his masterwork, A Love Supreme, in the second-floor bedroom.
When the weather gets warm I spend a lot of time on my porch reading. drinking coffee or cocktails (depending on the time of day) and watch the world go by. Joyce, my old cat, broils out there on even the hottest afternoons and refuses to come in until the sun goes down. These summer living rooms appeal to me.
Would you have entered the Dole Air Race 1927? Ten lives were lost and six airplanes were lost or damaged beyond repair. (via FB pal Hal)
How many female composers can you name? The Map of Female Composers
How an auspicious sacred sign was twisted to become the graphic embodiment of hate and intolerance. The ancient symbol that was hijacked by evil
Wingspan, a game with beautiful hand-painted cards and gentle, strategic gameplay, is transforming the $11b board game industry. (Thanks Bruce)
The Station Hotel, Ayr, Scotland closed in 2015 but retains almost all of its original features inside and out. It's sad to see a once grand building left abandoned.
The first thing you notice is that the watch is handsome: the gold case engraved with an elegant filigree, the fine script announcing it was made by the Elgin National Watch Company. What a Watch Tells Us About the Titanic's Final Hours
Cool food for hot days (New York Times)
It may be the Happiest Place On Earth but is it art? (Thanks Bruce)
An immense mystery that was built by a prehistoric people 6,000 years before Stonehenge.