Tuesday, July 17, 2007


The ‘bird cannons’ are firing early this morning. Either that or the wind is bringing the sound to me. And there are dark clouds on the horizon; what’s the forecast? Darn! Wind and rain are forecast for tonight and tomorrow… well, the pool was clean.

The kids and I have been harvesting Sweet 100’s, the cherry tomato. It’s perfect for little fingers and they really enjoy trying to figure out which ones are ‘red’. These tomatoes have just reached the stage where you think you might have a handle on the harvest; you can gather as many as are ripe. But, lurking beneath the leaves are dozens more and they will reveal themselves very soon. Then you won’t be able to keep up. The ground will be littered with abandoned tomatoes despite your appetite for the juicy morsels.

I was reading the latest issue of the Economist and it seems that it could be the last issue I read. They have decided to put the entire magazine into an audio format on the net. You can listen to the whole magazine if you wish. They hired ‘professional’ readers and even with pro’s doing the reading…it takes 5 or 6 hours to hear the entire magazine. Oh, yes, they still send you the magazine if you want to read it yourself. Of course I have to try it; just to find out what accent the readers have. It’s a UK magazine, but the North American edition.

1 comment:

  1. Kitty7:28 AM

    British accent for sure, but also easy to understand. Sometimes when watching British films, I have a hard time hearing what they are saying. Talking too fast, I suspect. Maybe they got readers that speak to the slower ears of (some) Americans. I could probably listen to it an hour at a time. I have been listening to This American life. The have an archive of wonderful broadcasts and they are fun to listen to. www.thislife.org