Batch News

Posted by Dindrane on March 14, 2012 in animals & wildlife, anime, geekitude, history, links, literary, news, quotes |

1. In Magnolia Pictures’ new documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, filmmaker David Gelb chronicles Jiro-san’s single-minded obsession with raw fish and follows him on his lifelong quest to elevate the edible into an art form. The film, which opens March 9, looks to leave both your stomach and your soul hungry for more. 2. Shunryu […]

In Flanders Fields

Posted by Dindrane on April 3, 2008 in literary |

In Flanders Fields –Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, […]

Avenue A

Posted by Dindrane on April 2, 2008 in literary |

Avenue A –Frank O’Hara We hardly ever see the moon any more so no wonder it’s so beautiful when we look up suddenly and there it is gliding broken-faced over the bridges brilliantly coursing, soft, and a cool wind fans your hair over your forehead and your memories of Red Grooms’ locomotive landscape I want […]


R.I.P. II Autumn Reading Challenge

Posted by Dindrane on October 14, 2007 in alerts, challenge, Halloween, links, literary |

Why, why am I just now hearing about this: R.I.P II Autumn Reading Challenge? It’s a phenomenal way to celebrate the Halloween season, as well as get some great books read that you’ve been meaning to look into. But it’s not too late! You basically only have to read 4 books, or 2 long books, […]

Dumb Library Requests

Posted by Dindrane on October 10, 2007 in literary, WTF?! |

This email is from an actual librarian at a library near my home. She must remain nameless for obvious reasons. I have to say, I’d actually like a book on rabbit psychology myself. 1. Can you tell me who wrote William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? 2. I want to sign up for your free Microwave […]

short story by sam512

Posted by Dindrane on October 10, 2007 in challenge, links, literary, Uncategorized |

Interesting example of short fiction: The story was inspired by one of my favorite quotes by one of my favorite authors: Jorge Luis Borges, as you know from my sig file. :) Not sure what a “nodeshell challenge” is, but it would be interesting if we could all challenge each other with quotes such […]

Corvidae and starlings

Posted by Dindrane on October 6, 2007 in animals & wildlife, birds, links, literary |

This is a fascinating short journal article on the use of Sentinel crows by other crows, ravens, and starlings. Dates from 1974, but still relevant and absolutely marvelous. This article is also pretty interesting. By the way, for more information about these fascinating and wonderfuls, this site provides a short bibliography for getting started. Though […]


Posted by Dindrane on October 2, 2007 in art, links, literary |

Be still my heart. Photos that will make your heart go pitter-pat.

best paperback fiction books you probably haven’t read

Posted by Dindrane on February 12, 2007 in literary, recommendations |

Some of these are out of print, but should be findable via used bookstores,, or Best Paperback (Mostly) Fantasy Fiction Books You Probably Haven’t Read…Yet Featherstroke: Sydney Van Scyoc, Avon Books, March 1989, ISBN: 0-380-75438-X slow to get started, but focuses a girl, a war, and a hawk. Extremely well-crafted The High House: […]

Stroke of Midnight

Posted by Dindrane on June 20, 2005 in literary |

My review of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Stroke of Midnight has gone live.

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