All decked out...

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(or: Deck the Poolhouse... falalalala) The deck/approach to the poolhouse is finished* (*all but the fascia) and it's looking/working pretty well. Since the deck was low, the structure is made from doubled-up 2X4s instead of 2X6s, but it's structurally solid...

Clementine Paddleford

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Few names are as memorable as Clementine Paddleford, and yet our collective culinary conscience doesn't seem to have filed hers in the right place. A prolific columnist for the New York Herald Tribune in the forties and fifties-- and the...


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What a piece of gem of a movie, I watched tonight. It went under my radar last year but a marvelous, marvelous, performance by Tom Hardy, and a story that is riveting in a most minimalist way.