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May 23, 2018

"The Discovery of Slowness"

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This remarkable book, published in Germany in 1983 and English in 1987, was unknown to me until I read a recent review.

It's true to its title: it begins verrrry slowly and in fact it took me until about page 100 (of 321) to get in sync with its pace and style; from then on I was in the catbird seat. 

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Certainly one of the five best books I've read so far this year.

Author Sten Nadolny — now 76 — was 41 when it was originally published 35 years ago.

The discovery of Sten Nadolny.... 

May 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"How to Use the Dial Phone" (1927)

Peeps gonna need to watch this some day.

May 23, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Stealth Knives

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From the website:

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Keramikus is a family of kitchen knives made of black ceramic and fitted with faceted handles.

The family consists of three knives varying in size, shape, and purpose: Vegetus for paring, Usubus for slicing and chopping, and Shefus, the chef's knife.

Black ceramic knives are hardened in furnaces longer than white versions, which makes them stronger.

Keramikus knives do not oxidize, rust, or disseminate bacteria.

They are safe, easy to care for, and can be cleaned with aggressive detergents.

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Keramikus-in-use

$160.

May 23, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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