Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chinatown Market

Chinatown Market by Old Jingleballicks
Chinatown Market, a photo by Old Jingleballicks on Flickr.

"A melon-seller never cries 'bitter melons' nor a wine seller 'thin wine'." - Chinese proverb.

Saturday Morning, Shopping in Chinatown.
Oakland, California

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cannery Row Foggy Morning

"Early morning is a time of magic in Cannery Row." - John Steinbeck, in "Cannery Row"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Doc Ricketts' Lab

Doc Ricketts' Lab by Old Jingleballicks
Doc Ricketts' Lab, a photo by Old Jingleballicks on Flickr.

Cannery Row
Monterey, California

"And Western Biological sells bugs and snails and spiders, and rattlesnakes, and rats, and honey bees and gila monsters. These are all for sale." - John Steinbeck, in "Cannery Row"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Old & The New on Cannery Row

Monterey, California

"I have never resisted change, even when it has been called progress, and yet I felt resentment toward the strangers swamping what I thought of as my country with noise and clutter and the inevitable rings of junk. And of course these new people will resent the newer people. We who were born here and our parents also felt a strange superiority over newcomers, barbarians, 'forestieri', and they, the foreigners, resented us and even made a rude poem about us:

The miner came in forty-nine
The whores in fifty-one.
And when they got together,
They made a Native Son."

John Steinbeck, in "Travels With Charley"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cannery Row

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

"The canneries which once put up a sickening stench are gone, their places filled with restaurants, antique shops, and the like." - John Steinbeck, in "Travels With Charley"

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ruby

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

A recent addition to our household, but who just happens to be related to almost everyone else here.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Doc's Lab

Doc's Lab by Old Jingleballicks
Doc's Lab, a photo by Old Jingleballicks on Flickr.

"Doc bought a pint of Old Tennis Shoes and later sent Mack out with money to buy another pint. The two of them sat in the laboratory side by side, staring into the aquarium, resting their elbows on the shelf, and they got to the point where they were mixing a little water with the whisky." - John Steinbeck, in "Sweet Thursday"

Cannery Row,
Monterey, California

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cannery Row

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

Monterey, California

"Certainly all of Cannery Row and probably all of Monterey felt that a change had come." - John Steinbeck, in "Cannery Row"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cannery Row

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

"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"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cannery Row

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

"And through the back door comes the smell of kelp and barnacles when the tide is out and the smell of salt and spray when the tide is in." - John Steinbeck, in "Cannery Row"

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tango

Tango

"He is gone on the mountain,
He is lost to the forest,
Like a summer-dried fountain,
When our need was the sorest." --

Sir Walter Scott

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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