Author Archives: Margaret McGaffey Fisk

5 Interesting Links for 10-20-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Crafts (Interesting People) The author interviews and watches the last surviving sea silk seamstress to capture what is a dying art. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170906-the-last-surviving-sea-silk-seamstress Latino (Art) Google stepped in to address the … Continue reading

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Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Magic Breaks is a big, cataclysmic book, so much so the foreword tells you it isn’t a series ender (which I know anyway because I’ve fallen behind on reading them). I love the messed up chaos that Kate always finds … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.131: Automata

Using the same techniques as the late 1700s automata The Writer (shown here), Francois Junod recreated the famous Russian poet Alexandre Pouchkine in 2006 with more flexibility in function using 3548 mechanical parts. He both draws, signs his name, and … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 10-13-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Primitive (Innovation) A demonstration of how to make sandals out of available plants to protect your feet in a forest. It reminds me of my sister’s string work, only with … Continue reading

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The Love Experiment by Ainslie Paton

I’ve been reading romance since my early teens, so you might imagine I’ve read a few. There are common themes, no question, but each book is a different spin on the theme, which is what makes them fun to read. … Continue reading

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