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Cleopatra, a Life

 Cleopatra, a Life Stacy Schiff Little, Brown, 2010  Stacy Schiff’s thoroughly documented biography of Egypt’s best-known queen throws open a window on a time and place that is mysterious and exotic; Egypt in the four decades BCE.   Schiff is, if … Continue reading

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Notes From the Time Capsule: A Glimpse of the 1930s

The other week one of my direct reports found a cache of old papers in a file cabinet in the electrical room.  Finding papers in a government building is not news.  Finding old papers is kind of cool, though.  He … Continue reading

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World of Tomorrow

The coolest thing about Brian Fies’s book-signing at the Four Eyed Frog was when Joel Crockett introduced him to Nick. Nick is a high school senior. He and his mom are Gualala locals. The Sig-O knows her. Like most locals, … Continue reading

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