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    At Les Clos, one of the Grand Cru vineyards in Chablis (Burgundy), France


    At Young & Co's "The Ram Brewery", Wandsworth, London (now closed)



    Woodie was one of the most inspiration professors of my undergraduate studies at MIT.

    Bless him, he will be missed by many people.


    Charitable Organizations I Support and Recommend:


    Books I've read and recommend:

    • Fiction
      • NEW Last Night at the Lobster, Stuart O'Nan
      • Mangrove Underground, Tim W. Jackson
      • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (and the rest of the Millennium trilogy) - real page-turners
        • and if you liked those, you may like the Harry Hole books by Jo Nesbo
      • We'll Always have Paris, John Baxter
      • Bound for Glory, Woody Guthrie
      • The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
      • Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
      • Don't Stop the Carnival, Herman Wouk
      • The Girl with One Pearl Earring
      • A Patchwork Planet, Anne Tyler
      • Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes
        • Note: Bella Tuscany is just so-so, as are so many sequels.
      • The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver, (and sequels, too)
      • The Eight, Katherine Neville
      • Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
      • Strange Pilgrims (short stories), Gabriel Garcia Marquez
      • War Paint, Tom Wakefield
      • Water Method Man, John Irving
      • Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
    • Non-Fiction
      • NEW Mudlark, Lara Maikem - an account of the author's hobby of searching the banks of the Thames at low tide
      • NEW Traditional Fermented Foods, Shannon Stonger - a great book on fermentation basics and lots of recipes for fermenting vegetables, grains and dairy
      • The New Health Rules, Frank Lipman, M.D. & Danielle Claro - Sound wellness advice, not preachy, no agenda
      • Why Knot? Philippe Petit (A really nice how-to book on tying knots, from someone who should know!)
      • Poor Man's Feast, Elissa Altman
      • A Year in Provence, Peter Mayle
      • No Picnic on Mount Kenya, Felice Benuzzi
      • Secret Life of the Seine, Mort Rosenblum
      • Chronicles, Vol. I, Bob Dylan
      • Resource Book of Phrases and Sentences, Cristina Boccuti (Communication Skill Builders)
      • Being Digital, Nick Negroponte (MIT Media Lab)
      • Men are from Mars..., John Grey
      • Surely You Must Be Joking, Mr. Feynman (Biog - Feynman)
      • What Do You Care What Other People Think (Biog - Feynman)
      • Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
      • Look Me In The Eye, John Elder Robison

    Movies & Television I've seen and recommend:

    • Tim's Vermeer (2013) - documentary on how Vermeer made his photo-realistic paintings
    • I Like Killing Flies (2004) - movie about Kenny Shopsin and his restaurant in Greenwich Village
    • Borgen (TV) - Danish political drama
    • The Bridge (TV) - Danish/Swedish police procedural
    • The Tunnel (TV) - British/French version of The Bridge

    Boston Stuff

    • Spice Land, 120 Cambridge St., Burlington, is an excellent shop selling Indian dry goods and spices. There are several other shops in the same complex.
    • The Tool Shed, 471 Main Street, Waltham - Used hand and power tools at great prices
      • Hours: Wed - Sat, 1pm to 5pm - 781-647-7970
    • Car Talk - list of staffcredits from the end of the radio show
    • Minuteman Library Network - reserve books from the comfort of home, have them delivered to your local library
    • North End Market Tours - walking and tasting tour of the North End, guided by Michele Topor


    This young man must have seen my rat - he wanted to demonstrate the effect of Coriolis acceleration on those
    funnels of water over the red pitchers...



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