Recommended reading

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Welcome to Saturday, Roadies, and to my usual roundup of the best blog posts from around the Internet this week.

💻 When has a place changed so much that it’s no longer the same place? T. C. Scheidler meditates on this as he considers both a log cabin that was once the Wayne County, Indiana, courthouse, and a childhood home in Elkhart County, Indiana. Read Wayne County – Salisbury (1811-1812)

First Wayne County courthouse
My 2009 photo of the Salisbury courthouse in T. C. Scheidler’s post. Kodak Z730 Zoom.

💻 Longtime blogger Mark Evanier normally blogs about entertainment, but he also occasionally blogs about the feral cats he feeds. One of them, Lydia, is a frequent subject and this week he told her story. Read The Kitten Khronicles

💻 J. P. Cavanaugh shares a song about lard. Really. Read Manteca – Jalapeno Bebop

💻 Dashing off a tweet, or a Facebook update, or even a quick blog post may not seem daunting — but writing an entire book sure is. Seth Godin offers a good mind shift to help you with the big projects. Read Time travel is exhausting

📷 I’ve so far avoided cameras from the former Soviet bloc, but I do read reviews of them with great curiosity. Mark O’Brien reviews possibly the most austere Soviet 35mm SLR of them all, the Zenit 12XE. Read Comrade, Can I Interest You In A Zenit?


13 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. jon campo Avatar
    jon campo

    Thanks Jim, good round up. I had forgotten about Mark’s blog, I used to read it but he never responds to comments so I haven’t looked at it for years. I have the same Zenit and quite like it, in spite of its rough and ready nature. We also feed stray cats and I enjoyed reading about Lydia. You do get attached to some of them.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      People seem to like the former Soviet cameras. I’m afraid I will, too, which is why I stay away — I need no more rabbit holes to go down.

  2. tbm3fan Avatar

    A big fan of birds. Not a fan of feral cats.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It takes all kinds!

    2. jon campo Avatar
      jon campo

      Right. So do I. One of the reasons we feed them is so we can trap them and get them neutered. It’s kind of a pain, and not cheap, I can see why few people bother.

      1. Jim Grey Avatar

        The author of the article does that too. It’s a kindness I think.

        1. jon campo Avatar
          jon campo

          Yes, that’s likely why Lydia has lived so long.

  3. tbm3fan Avatar

    Nonetheless, even a neutered feral cat can still kill birds. They kill birds, in this country, to the tune of 1.3 – 4 billion birds a year. At that rate some species of birds could go extinct while the feral cat lives on. I’m sorry but that is criminal in my opinion and all abetted by humans releasing them into the environment in one manner or another. Someone has to stand with birds as they have no defense.

  4. brandib1977 Avatar

    What an eclectic round up this week! Thank your for putting so much effort into giving us a good variety of things to read from around the web.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m happy you enjoyed it!

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        I always enjoy your posts although I don’t always remember to say so. Sorry about that!

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          No worries, there’s no requirement to comment!

          1. brandib1977 Avatar

            Ha ha! I know there’s no prerequisite to speak but sometimes it’s nice to just hear you did good!

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