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John Boggs
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I'm leaning towards building the melon seed, with the peapod a close second. This is for my family place on Otsego Lake in NY.
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Not all neat ideas are necessarily good ideas
I'll just leave this here as a response to my last posting. It's a good reality check.

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For lovers of boats, especially wooden boats, here's a reminder that the Freda is being launched in Sausalito on the 31st after an 8-year restoration.

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Norman's happy I took off the afternoon to walk him by the  bay.
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It occurs to me that there are different types of important literary works. There are works like, say, Henry Miller’s or Joseph Heller’s that break barriers and help usher in new eras of literature or even society, and there are universal works like Homer and Virgil or Melville (for those who can get through his dense language). The barrier-breakers, while important in their time, don’t maintain their importance except as historical artifacts, while the universal works, dealing as they do with broad and lasting human issues, maintain their importance across the ages.

In other words, some literary merit is time-sensitive.

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Another Fight Over Library Funding

They're gearing up for a fight over library funding in Kentucky. As a part of it, people are being asked to fill out this survey on whether libraries are totally useless or just somewhat useless. This is probably being sent around by various conservative groups to stuff the ballot box, so to speak, so some of us librarians are making sure that those who recognize the value of libraries can have their say as well. The survey seems to be for locals, but it doesn't say anywhere that only locals can fill it out, and in fact has an option for "I'm not in the jurisdiction." 

I've filled it out. If you're so moved, do it yourself.

See what +Patrick Sweeney  has to say about it here.

A crow has found the rat that lies dead in my street. It stands atop it, protective of its great fortune, refusing to move even as cars and trucks rush by, so close. If it remains too proud, too protective, soon it too will lie dead in the street, to be food for another, perhaps more cautious, crow.

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On Saturday, July 27, I start a 6-month-long Saturday class at the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding. I've been waiting a long time to do this! I audited a class a bit over a year ago, and Bob Darr is a great teacher. I expect to learn a lot.

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How could I not buy this DVD?

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I had strong personal reactions to this hopeful article I found on Boing Boing.
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