Wednesday Roundup- 6.29.16

Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison- Netflix released this book as a movie this year, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. A few years ago, my local bookstore invited Evison to read from his book and speak to patrons. I attended, having not finished reading the book yet. I was impressed with Evison's non-apologetic attitude.

If you are taking a road trip this summer, I highly recommend driving across the country on Route 66. It's not what is was 50 years ago, but it's a pretty interesting route. The Big Cross in Groom, TX is not to be missed, as well as the Golfball House in Yucca, AZ. 

I have this fantasy about quitting my job and traveling the country in a canned ham camper. This company restores and sells them.

Of course, just saying 'canned ham' reminds me of my grandmother. She used to serve one for Easter every year. I was fascinated with the key that came with it. She used to let me rotate the key and watch as the aluminum peeled off. If you're now hungry for canned ham, you can buy it here.

My palate doesn't enjoy a canned ham any more- it's a little more sophisticated. I eat things now I never would have imagined would taste good. I would love to attend one of the local Farm to Table dinners to see what they come up with. The Secret Supper packs a double punch-- good food and mystery. 

I listen to podcasts on a regular basis, and one of my favorites is This American Life. Today I listened to episode #589- Tell Me I'm Fat. Lindy West talks to Ira Glass about the experiences the prompted her book Shrill and Elna Baker shares her story of losing weight and trying to find out if this is her true self. 




What I'm Reading:

The Rocks by Peter Nichols


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