Tuesday, February 07, 2012

It is the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens! I think he would be pleased at the attention this day is getting; Google’s illustration of the day honors the man, the BBC reports on the occasion, the New York Times examines his attitude toward the legal profession, and, perhaps most importantly, a global read-a-thon of his works takes place today.

In other happenings, please regard (and try not to drool near) the EER Patent Solar Powered Turbine Steampunk Fob Watch. In exploring more on the “EER” part of this creation, I was led to Alchemy Gothic’s Empire page, which is mesmerizing.

And finally, take a moment to read the story of Owney, a dog who found a home with the Railway Post Office in the 1880s. I do believe this needs to become a children’s book.

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