Sunday, June 9, 2013

1946 Plymouth

1946 Plymouth by Old Jingleballicks
1946 Plymouth, a photo by Old Jingleballicks on Flickr.

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Mar del Plata, Argentina

Abacus

Abacus by Old Jingleballicks
Abacus, a photo by Old Jingleballicks on Flickr.

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"Lee Chong's station in the grocery was behind the cigar counter. The cash register was then on his left and the abacus on his right." - John Steinbeck, in "Cannery Row"

Adding up luck for the new year...

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cabo San Lucas Marina

" '...Let us go,' we said, 'into the Sea of Cortez, realizing that we become forever a part of it; that our rubber boots slogging through a flat of eel-grass, that the rocks we turn over in a tide pool, make us truly and permanently a factor in the ecology of the region. We shall take something away from it, but we shall leave something too.' And if we seem a small factor in a huge pattern, nevertheless it is of relative importance. We take a tiny colony of soft corals from a rock in a little water world. And that isn't terribly important to the tide pool. Fifty miles away the Japanese shrimp boats are dredging with overlapping scoops, bringing up tons of shrimps, rapidly destroying the species so that it may never come back, and with the species destroying the ecological balance of the whole region. That isn't very important in the world. And thousands of miles away the great bombs are falling and the stars are not moved thereby. None of it is important or all of it is."
John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Cannery Row

Cannery Row by Old Jingleballicks
Cannery Row, a photo by Old Jingleballicks on Flickr.

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"In a moment of local love Dora named her place the Bear Flag Restaurant and the stories are many of people who have gone in for a sandwich." - John Steinbeck, in "Cannery Row"

Len's books

Of Mice and Men
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Honorary Consul: A Novel
The Iliad
The Odyssey
William Shakespeare: The Complete Works
You Only Live Twice
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an Ebay Business
East of Eden
The Complete Short Stories
The Great Gatsby
The Satanic Verses
Eye for the Dragon: Southeast Asia Observed 1954-1970
1984
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace
Moby-Dick
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Art of War
Oh What a Paradise It Seems


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