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“There’s something about Haines that encourages people to pursue their passion.”

…oh yeah, the Hammer Museum. Yes, really, it’s in Irene’s brother Ronnie’s old house on Main Street, housing a collection of 1,200 hammers. For $ 2 admission, Carol Pahl will introduce you to every single one. There are wagon pin … Continue reading

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Free-range Camels on the Silk Road

I went to China in 2005 to research Silk and Song, specifically to western China or the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. It’s a very large place, Xinjiang, and we would frequently be tarryhooting off in the middle of nowhere, with … Continue reading

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“The pickle today might have been a miscalculation…”

The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister There are no villains here, just people, living their lives, making the mistakes we all make, and looking for love. All the action centers around Lillian’s restaurant, her sous-chef Chloe and dishwasher … Continue reading

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