Category: General

HMS Beagle library goes online

The Guardian newspaper reports that Charles Darwin’s library of books – all 404 of them – that he kept onboard the HMS Beagle are now online over at the Darwin Online Beagle Library project. From the article: The lost collection of books that kept Charles Darwin company aboard HMS Beagle and provided inspiration for his later works on evolution has …

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Big Bear Old Miners Association Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, July 12, 2014, Bartlett Parking Lot, Big Bear Lake! The 2014 Big Bear Old Miners Association International Chili Society sanctioned Chili Cook Off will take place beginning at 10 AM and continuing until 8 PM on Saturday, July 12 at the Bartlett Street Parking Lot in the heart of Big Bear Lake Village Admission …

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How Bogart became Bogie: The making of an icon

Stephen Whitty of the Star-Ledger has posted an article over at about one of my all-time favorite movie stars, Humphrey Bogart. From the article: Close your eyes and you can still see him. The fedora, pulled low. The trench, belted tight. The shoulders hunched up, and the eyes squinting with suspicion. The right hand, …

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