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August 13, 2020

Master Class: Dmitry Shishkin plays for Evgeny Kissin

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Periodic Table Color-Coded by Likely Origin of Each Element

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FunFact: "Most jewelry comes from merging neutron stars."

[via Oliver Lord]

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"A Gentleman in Moscow" and "Rules of Civility — Amor Towles

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I'd never heard of Amor Towles before coming across a favorable mention of his 2016 novel "A Gentleman in Moscow." 

I bought the book and read it and I must say I've never read anything quite like it.

Towles has a very sharp wit and bracing originality, both laced with acid humor.

Wonderful.

I was only about a quarter of the way through before I ordered "Rules of Civility," his 2011 debut novel.

It too was an excellent read. 

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You can read the opening pages of both on Amazon.

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A walk on my running path

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Hummingbird Magnets

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From the website:

Colorful magnetic hummingbirds hold your treasures and notes.

• Set of 6

• Plastic, magnet

• Mixed colors or pastels

• Size (each): 1.57" x 0.98" x 0.78"

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$16.99.

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