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Recommended reading

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?

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13 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. jon campo says:

    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.

    • 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 says:

    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.

  3. 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.

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