Archive for February 11th, 2012



Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton & Co, 2011.

Have you ever had the feeling that you’ve been going about your daily life, paying the phone bill, making dinner, and one day you look up and find all hell has broken loose? The U.S. government is bailing out banks, people are losing their homes, Iceland is bankrupt, Ireland is in crisis…. Really? Don’t they fish in Iceland? Wasn’t Ireland booming just the other day? If you have felt a bit dazed by it all, Boomerang is the book for you.

For a full review of Boomerang, visit Willow Books here.

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While I was working on this cheerful blue and yellow afghan, its colours reminded me of rivers running through green fields dotted with dandelions. Or maybe daffodils. No snappy title popped into my mind, so I solicited suggestions from the kids. Ponygirl offered Day at the Beach. Fiddlegirl came up with Shining Waters and Earth and Sky, while Seabrooke suggested Blueberry Sorbet. I liked all of these ideas, and went with Day at the Beach for no other reason than that it arrived in my inbox first.

I feel my jag of ripple afghan crocheting may be drawing to a close. Maybe one more before spring.

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