It is "more pleasant to look at a splendid sea-otter skin than to examine half the pictures that are stuck up for exhibition — excepting a beautiful woman and a lovely infant… the sea otter's pelt is the most beautiful natural object in the word". They went for $ 500 a pelt in China in 1820. From Fur, Fortune and Empire by Eric Jay Dolin, a book I'm reading, purchased at L.L Bean in Maine with the Floyd little ones and Aubrey after a trip to the Desert of Maine and the ropes course (Monkey See Monkey Do), and the Farnsworth and the Owl's Head Museum, and lawn bowling, fishing, shuffleboard, swimming in the Vinalhaven quarries et al. Glad to be back and fortunately not much happened in the market while I was away, Ha.





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  1. douglas roberts dimick on August 23, 2011 6:38 pm

    “No Matter where you go, there you are…”

    from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome…


  2. douglas roberts dimick on August 23, 2011 6:55 pm

    The Beaver

    Tonight, while walking down a rainy light-slipped cobblestone street of Shanghai, I recommend this movie (The Beaver) to a girl from Moscow, whose boyfriend from South Africa is a chum. Foster and Gibson did some heavy lifting to carry off the story arcs.

    We were discussing the Ladyboy phenomenon as to nature versus sexual declination.

    How does one become comfortable in one’s own skin?

    We concluded that there is a human commerce that transcends from curiosity to a currency of self — and then broke out laughing.

    Maine summers are famous for the launch of such intellectual inquiries — among the adults.

    As for the kids, they are fortunate to have parents of means who can enrich their lives with such expeditions as the likes of the quarries…

    Well done…



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