August 19th, 2011

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Another library book bites the dust!

Yesterday, I finished reading A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World by Tony Horwitz. This was a book about the exploration and exploitation of the Western Hemisphere. Horwitz admits early on that he recognized that in his own mind, he lost the period from 1492 (Columbus) until 1620 (Pilgrims) in history, and so he writes about the expeditions during that period in the United States. It's nicely written, jumping from narratives of the era covered to Horwitz's interactions with people in the present who have some connection to his studies. I'd heartily recommend this book!
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We eased into the day, yesterday, and went out for lunch to Harvard Square in Claremont, where the food was good, but too expensive for what you got. Then to the British store where they had the first Violet Crumble bars that I've seen in maybe years.

In the evening, Jeff and James Cavin stopped by, and we all went out to the restaurant at Bass Pro Shop for dinner. James has shot up to 6'2", with room to grow more yet, and he's playing football as a lineman for his high school. My food was good, and the Cavins appeared to enjoy theirs (a teen male probably eats his body weight daily when he's in football training...I mean, really...). Afterwards, we wandered the store, and marveled at the many stuffed mammals, fish and birds.

Wedding tonight...