Tuesday, August 28, 2007

First Library in Sparks

First library in Sparks, now the Sparks Heritage Museum

Territorial Enterprise

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This is the desk of Samuel Clemens in the offices of the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City, Nevada. The museum itself (located along with a gift shop) is a nice little piece of history in a welcoming environment

Virginia City Library

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This way to the Virginia City Library (and be sure to keep the town clean!)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Idlewild Park, Reno

Idlewild Park, Reno

Nevada State Fossil

Originally uploaded by martin_kalfatovic
Shonisaurus popularis, a species of ichthyosaur is the state fossil of Nevada. Read more about it here: http://www.statefossils.com/nv/nv.html

Nevada State Library & Archives

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On a visit to Carson City, I had a chance to take a quick peek at the State Library and Archives

Saturday, August 18, 2007

... but most of the time I do ...

For those of you who may not have seen xkcd, go visit it now: http://xkcd.com/

It's the fabulous "

A webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language

Quote of the Day: August 18, 2007

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
William Gibson (1984). Neuromancer. Cited from Ace Books, 2000, p. 1.

Quote of the Day: August 18, 2007

"No sense carrying dreams of Tahiti in your head, if you can't afford the fare."
Philip Roth (1959). "Goodbye, Columbus." In Goodbye, Columbus. Cited from Bantam Modern
Classics, 1969, p. 86.