Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Big Wind-Maker

 Anna gave me a big fan she wasn't using.  It has a lot of text on one side.

Gwang-Ho was able to translate.  These are several poems about a lovely lake near Hangzhou.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

I Never Went to the Moon

I just read the 1959 edition of You Will Go To The Moon.

It is a beginner's book with a 186-word vocabulary.  It's possible I read it as a child, but I don't remember.  I would have enjoyed it.

An unnamed boy representing "you" takes a trip to the moon without his parents; so I guess it's like summer camp, except he's the only child there.  The authors were aiming for scientific accuracy.  As you can see from the illustration, they use a 3-stage rocket.  They stop off at a space station on the way, just like in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The Moon looks like a swell place.  I'm glad I did not read this book earlier, or I might have become embittered.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Sunday in Salem

Went to Salem on Sunday with Rosemary.  These metal, slotted boards had something to do with parking a long time ago..



We went to the PEM to see the FabergĂ© eggs.  But I only took pictures of non-egg items.  Some weren't even by FabergĂ©.

Rosemary wanted to pose with Kevin Garnet's picture before it was whisked away.

A Miraculous Bloom

This plant has been in our office for years; then suddenly it decides to bloom.  JB freaks out and insists that I put it on my blog. Okie doke!