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Bonanza Queen, by Zola Ross

Two stars out of five on Goodreads. It wasn’t as bad as I expected. Like this:Like Loading…

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Weapon of Mass Instruction

A 1979 Ford Falcon converted into a tank armed with 900 free books. Continue reading

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KTSF News spotlights Moon Chin and the CNAC exhibit at the SFO Museum

Link to KTSF television news spot featuring Moon Chin and the Legends of CNAC exhibit at the SFO Museum. (102-year old Moon Chin is looking pretty spry, and he’s interviewed in English. With a cameo appearance by Craig Chinn.) Continue reading

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Rescued World War II photographs

Very cool story on Huffpost: “Recovered Film Gives An Amazing First Look at Scenes from World War II” About a photographer who recovers and develops old and abandoned rolls of film. Like this:Like Loading…

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Gigantic China’s Wings photo gallery

Classic aviation photos of flying in China in the 1930s and 1940s pertaining to the China National Aviation Corporation, a Chinese-American civil aviation partnership that flew and fought in China Continue reading

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1868 baseball advice (that is not a typo)

It was “the national game” back then, too. 12 pieces of baseball advice handed down by The Weekly Alta California in 1868. Continue reading

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Links to good writing advice I’ve been collecting

Links to pieces of writing advice that I’ve been collecting. Continue reading

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I’d like to propose a new word…

Apocalist. Def.: The Thanksgiving shopping list. Continue reading

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Wartime spy finally accepts she is a French Heroine

A close family friend – her godmother’s father – had been shot by the Germans and her godmother had committed suicide after being taken prisoner by the Nazis. “I did it for revenge,” said Mrs. Doyle. Continue reading

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50 Notable works of nonfiction, posted by the Washington Post

A list of 50 notable nonfiction books curated by The Washington Post. Continue reading

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