…perfect baking weather, in my mind. So I made apricot-orange oat scones and then, since the kitchen was already a mess, cranberry chocolate chip cookies. C’mon over. I just put on a pot of coffee.
I was awake a lot during the night since bands of rain kept slamming the bedroom windows. [Continue reading]
Paris Noir, Brassai – 1934
Over the weekend I read a review by Patrick Marnham of Pedigree, an autobiographical novel that Georges Simenon wrote in 1948. Back in the olden days before I became a workaholic and a mother, I read a lot of mysteries, including several of Simenon’s Inspector Maigret series. I [Continue reading]
A lump of coal
Much more than a lump of coal, actually. This is Part Two of my earlier post describing our recent road trip.
This is strip-mining and mountaintop removal in operation. Mountaintop removal to extract the coal within has been going on throughout Appalachia since the 1970’s.
According to the EPA: [Continue reading]