"There are plenty of bench-top lathes around. I turned a bowl on a bench lathe (not my own) just the other day, actually, and the thing was smaller than these models:
The bowl I turned is about six inches in diameter and about three inches…"
"A few dictionaries seem to define "rewind" as simply something along the lines of "to make a recording move backward". If the English language has adopted this broader meaning of the term, then we can't really say it's…"
"While there are many important Canadian writers, my top three favourite novelists would be:
- Michael Ondaatje (Sri Lankan-born)
- Margaret Atwood
- Sinclair Ross
I'd like to include Leonard Cohen, though he only wrote two novels and excelled…"
"And Kafka was Czech - though he was German-speaking. What do you mean by linguistic difference? American and British English are pretty close, sure, but I've found American and British literature to be two rather distinct genres, so to…"
"At first I thought you were looking for new, as in current/contemporary jazz artists. So I'll give you a few of those. "The later stuff" doesn't mean 50s/60s! Jazz hasn't died yet.Roy Hargrove is current. This tune of his is…"
"I think it's important to note that coffee shouldn't be boiled at 100 degrees celsius/212 degrees fahrenheit. I think in fahrenheit something like 190-200 degrees is preferred.
If you're willing to switch methods, try this…"
"I've used these, and this is what I came here to suggest. That said, if you want real espresso, you're going to need a real espresso machine. Unfortunately, as you've noticed, they're quite expensive. I'd say get…"
"You don't really get to be so picky until you're older, and even then, landing the job you actually want might be harder than you think. I've had a lot of jobs for someone my age (I think). There were ones I enjoyed, like when I…"
""I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it…"
"The best roommate I've ever had was a girl. The worst roommate I've ever had was another girl. But how good of a roommate someone is has nothing to do with their sex, the way I see it.There's nothing wrong about cohabitation, in my…"
1984, The Age of Reason, Beautiful Losers, Cat's Cradle, The Chrysalids, Enders Game, The Favourite Game, Ham On Rye, Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Life of Pi, The Old Man and the Sea, The Road, Slaughterhouse Five, The Sound and the Fury
Amélie, Army of Darkness, Detroit Rock City, Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, La Vita E Bella, Pi, Requiem For a Dream, The Royal Tenenbaums, Some Like It Hot, Spirited Away, The Truman Show
The Avett Brothers, Benny Goodman, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bright Eyes, Cake, Chet Baker, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, David Bowie, Dire Straits, Django Reinhardt, Don Ross, Elliott Smith, Fleet Foxes, Fleetwood Mac, Gordon Lightfoot, Jane Birkin, Jeff Buckley, Joe Pass, Jordan Klassen, Labi Siffre, Leonard Cohen, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, Oscar Peterson, Pat Metheny, Ry Cooder, Sam Roberts, Serge Gainsbourg, Sondre Lerche, Sufjan Stevens, The Strokes, Tim Buckley, Vampire Weekend, White Antelope
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in.
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.
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