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The Girl With Seven Names: Escape from North KoreaAuthor: Hyeonseo Lee with David JohnPublished: 2015Type: BiographyFinished: July 27, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon I know it’s a cliché to say “it’s too unrealistic to be fiction”; and yet it is a true story. Just before turning 18 and becoming an adult in North Korea, …

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Cook Date: July 24, 2020 To quote Monty Python: “And now for something completely different.” Last Tuesday we were putting together our menu and shopping list for the next week. Carla suggested a Thai peanut sauce tofu dish we have been kicking around. But I just so happened to be looking at a Tofu Steak …

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July 10&12, 2020 I’ve been looking for a photography project and decided to pull out my LED lighting panels. I have an Aputure HR672S panel and two smaller Aputure H198 panels. I gave up on using these a year or so ago because even using the provided diffusers they give a harsh light that leaves …

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The Warmth Of Other SunsAuthor: Isabel WilkersonCopyright: 2010Type: Non-FictionFinished: July 4, 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ Image from Amazon Between 1915 and 1970 over 6 million Black southerners escaped Jim Crow by uprooting their lives and moving north and west.  “They fled as if under a spell or a high fever. ‘They left as though they were …

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June 30 ,2020 Paging through some old recipes I’ve cooked I stumbled up this pork skewers recipe on DadCooksDinner. Let’s try it again.There aren’t a lot of ingredients – I used fewer than Mike Vrobel uses because we cut out the cilantro. While I love it, Carla has the gene that makes cilantro taste like …

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Reality Is Not What It Seems Author: Carlo RovelliCopyright: 2014Type Non Fiction – PhysicsFinished: June 20, 2020 Rating: ★★★ Image From Amazon Carlo Rovelli is a physicist who tries to explain the current state of physics to the layman. In the first part of the book, Rovelli explains the history of physics starting with the …

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