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From Phyllida's Desk

Making It Look Easy

Men who openly read explicit pornography in public transportation areas are not as severely condemned as women who apply foundation, lipstick, and blush outside their homes.  Read More 
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Falling Off the Face of the Earth

Toward the end of last month, my young home computer, barely out of puberty, died unexpectedly. Coincidently, my long-awaited new computer at my day job arrived, requiring IT Dept. set-up and the reinstallation of all my software.

What this meant was that, for a brief period, I was almost completely cut off from that  Read More 
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Apartment life in ancient times

All there is at Çatalhöyük are houses and middens and [animal] pens. …no plazas or courtyards, alleyways or streets, have been found…. People entered their homes via doors on their roofs, and neighbors clambered over each other's roofs to their own homes.
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Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence

The Age of InnocenceThe Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you plan to read this book and you haven't seen the 1993 movie with Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder--keep it that way!  Read More 
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