Archive for March, 2011

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
Kindly contributed by Michael Seltzer, fan and friend of Longitude A week ago, a two-page ad in the New York Times Book Review proclaimed the arrival of the 12th book in Alexander McCall Smith’s endearing series, No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. As one of his legion of fans, I quickly devoured all 213 pages— and
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Radio Shangri-La

Radio Shangri-La
Or, What I Learned in the Happiest Kingdom on Earth. Lisa Napoli writes with easy grace of her colleagues at Radio Kuzoo in Thimphu, along with the culture — and momentous events — as Bhutan lurches into democracy and the modern world. She’s clearly enthralled (as you will be by her insight and warmth), deciding
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Il Cavaliere

Il Cavaliere
Dianne Hales, irrepressible author of La Bella Lingua, was awarded the highest honor the Italian government can bestow on a foreigner: honorary knighthood, with the title of Cavaliere dell’ Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity) in recognition of La Bella Lingua as “an invaluable tool for promoting the
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Sitka Centennial

Sitka Centennial
The oldest NPS unit in Alaska, the 113-acre Sitka National Historical Park commemorates the 1804 Battle of Sitka,  last major conflict between the Russians and Tlingits.  Set along the coast, totem poles and temperate rain forest are combined on the historic and scenic trail within the park. The site also includes the original 1843 Russian
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