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tom christensen
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The iochroma is flowering, and that means the hummingbirds are back. I like to photograph them, in part because this particular iochroma is right outside my study window, and it makes a nice diversion from my literary work, and also because it’s…
The iochroma is flowering, and that means the hummingbirds are back. I like to photograph them, in part because this particular iochroma is right outside my study window, and it makes a nice divers…
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Shaky times at the Met

After a $3 million rebranding that was “widely derided,” the Met is cutting some 100 jobs (following voluntary buy-outs). Facing tens of millions of dollars in deficits, director Thomas Campbell plans to rack up profits through what we all know is the…
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Slater Park, Pawtucket, Rhode Island Mixed organic and inorganic materials Daggett Farm Sometimes the simplest labels are the best, such as this label photographed by a member of the MoFo staff at a sister institution in the great city of Pawtucket, Rhode…
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It’s summertime, which means it’s time for a refreshing spritz, the signature drink of northern Italy. And while we’re at it, let’s repost this fun video, Fame un spritz (Make me a spritz) by Sir Oliver Skardy & Fahrenheit 451, which I originally posted…
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How to Make a Climate Summary Graph Showing Duration and Intensity of Hydric Deficit

Those of us who live in one of the world’s five Mediterranean climate areas can take cheer from the fact that these regions are home to some of the world’s greatest biodiversity. As an example, according to Olivier Filippi’s The Dry Gardening Handbook…
Those of us who live in one of the world’s five Mediterranean climate areas can take cheer from the fact that these regions are home to some of the world’s greatest biodiversity. As an example, acc…
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Hummingbird and iochroma: http://bit.ly/1NjT9Zi.
This hummingbird loves the iochroma. Iochroma is a Central or South American plant unrelated to fuschia but similar in appearance. The flowers can be blue, purple, red, yellow, or white. It does qu...
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Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan

This spectacular photo from Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn)‘s photostream shows the “Tiger’s Nest” monastery of Taktsand. First constructed in 1692, the Buddhist monastery is located in the upper Paro valley in eastern Bhutan. Padmasambhava (“Lotus-Born”) is…
This spectacular photo from Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn)’s photostream shows the “Tiger’s Nest” monastery of Taktsand. First constructed in 1692, the Buddhist monastery is loc…
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The Farmer's Daughter, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

The Farmer’s Daughter is is a fifteen-acre farm and nursery, founded in 1998 and run by Sarah Partyka, that is located in a rather upscale, mostly rural region about forty minutes south of Providence in Rhode Island. Heavily forested and low in elevation,…
The Farmer’s Daughter is is a fifteen-acre farm and nursery, founded in 1998 and run by Sarah Partyka, that is located in a rather upscale, mostly rural region about forty minutes south of Pr…
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Can someone translate these northern Italian lyrics?

I found the lyrics to this tune, which I posted here in 2010 and recently reposted over at Tom’s Garden. I make out the first line to be “Make me a spritz, make me a spritz, make it good with a slice of lemon.” But the Italian is unconventional, I guess a…
I found the lyrics to this tune, which I posted here in 2010 and recently reposted over at Tom’s Garden. I make out the first line to be “Make me a spritz, make me a spritz, make it goo…
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More garden photography, and some comments on native plants and other topics.

It’s taken me a long time to complete what was meant to be a quick survey of the garden after returning from a trip. These photos are now a month old. I’m starting to feel like Lawrence Sterne. Last time I looked at Gruss-an-Aachen and Citrus Burst roses,…
It’s taken me a long time to complete what was meant to be a quick survey of the garden after returning from a trip. These photos are now a month old. I’m starting to feel like Lawrence Sterne. Las…
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My review of Emperors' Treasures exhibition at the AAM. #longreads

Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei Now on view at the Asian Art Museum Emperors’ Treasures, which opened to the public at the Asian Art Museum yesterday and continues through September 18, is an exhibition of greatest…
Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei Now on view at the Asian Art Museum Emperors’ Treasures, which opened to the public at the Asian Art Museum yesterday and co…
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Sheets for the Asian Art Museum's Gorgeous catalogue, hot off the presses at Typecraft, Wood & Jones, Pasadena.
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Author of 1616: The World in Motion, a global overview of the early seventeenth century (forthcoming MArch 2012), and several other books. Translator (Like Water for Chocolate; Fuentes, Cortazar, Carpentier, Celine, Valente, etc.). Editor. Graphic Designer. Publisher. Tom Christensen bio
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    Comparative Literature
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