Some interesting things from around:
- Titles of Master's Theses From the Joint Military Intelligence College, 1973-2002.
- The other day I came across this timeline of the history of food.
- Last night we played Scrabble and watched a documentary called The Hobart Shakepeareans about a 5th-grade teacher named Rafe Esquith. It was originally shown on the PBS P.O.V. series. Mr. Esquith teaches at Hobart Boulevard Elementary School in Los Angeles, and decided some time ago that in his class, 5th-grade curriculum would include Shakespeare, Twain, Steinbeck, etc. NPR interviews here and here, Esquith's book here. Quick! Without looking, can you name all six U.S. states that border Idaho? OK, now can you name all 37 Shakespeare plays?
- Here's the journal (with photographs) of a woman named Eva Downing Corey, who toured Europe and the Middle East in 1900. It's 94 pages (all of which I have not yet read) and it's all scans in her original handwriting, but I think it's worth a look. Sample page: