Footbarn's Celebration of Theatre: Theater X-Net
Starring: Ida Rubinstein Belle Epoch Russian/Parisian beauty.
Ida's Places in Paris, from my jet-lagged first day by the Seine.
Read more about Ida in Sisters of Salome by Toni Bentley
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In The Community: I am thinking of showing up at a live-blogging event tonight at the Knead Cafe. I can contribute a photo of the scene while Doug does all the keyboarding. I'm also going out to see my friends the Wheelers tomorrow. I did Scott's Wheeler for Legislature Website, and so I'm hoping he'll win, and win big.
Media Watch: Simon Winchester's The Day The World Exploded, about the Krakatoa eruption of 1883. There's a lot of stories sketched out in this book -- The Dutch East India Company; Co-founding evolutionist Alfred Wallace and his Asia/Australia biological boundary line; Meteorologist Alfred Wegener, the long pursuit of proof for Continental Drift, plus his posthumous vindication; Even the subject of atmospheric disturbances adding to the multiple miseries of the Dark Ages, because of a possible (but unproven) Krakatoa eruption in the 6th Century A.D. (I mentioned a PBS show about that theory on this blog recently -- it addressed the thesis of the book Catastrophe by David Keys -- Ken Wohletz's analysis HERE)
One observation impresses me -- the collision of relativly light continental masses and heavy oceanic tectonic plates under the Spice Islands creates particularly explosive and violent volcanos.
OK -- I vacationed on a volcano in 1976. The island of Stromboli, which is always erupting from the northwest side, or the crater. It rises over 3000 feet out of the Mediterranean Sea. There are two white-washed villlages standing there on either side of the black pumice cone. From the top, there are other volcanos as far as you can see.