Not Just for Poets

"Halloooooooo!" says Tigger! I've brought in a Caterpillar D-10 to move my email around after hiring a Caterpillar 797F off-road truck to haul it to my office. Each wheel, attached to the axle with 47 nuts torqued to 2300 lb.-ft. each, costs $250,000. Why, oh why, did I ever go on holiday?! Surely not just … Continue reading Not Just for Poets

Virginia Woolf – Foxhunting, Golfing, and Street Haunting

Once again, I dip into Woolf's writings and find treasure, of the wry variety. Here's the opening paragraph from her essay, "Street Haunting," collected in The Death of the Moth and Other Essays: "No one perhaps has ever felt passionately towards a lead pencil. But there are circumstances in which it can become supremely desirable … Continue reading Virginia Woolf – Foxhunting, Golfing, and Street Haunting