Sunday, March 06, 2011

Flea Market Finds

The flea market today was really small - not very many dealers. But, I found some bargains. The find of the day was these old photos, which will find their way into artwork. There are no subjects that are extraordinary, but it doesn't really matter. It's the design of the photos and the sizes and edges as much as the subject. I was really thrilled to get those.

I was also happy to pick up the cookbook. Don't know that I'll make anything from it, but I love looking through them.

My grand total today was $2.50 - plus the $1 to get in the door. But, overall, a successful day.

Daniel Menaker and "A Good Talk; The Story and Skill of Conversation"

Funny how things find their way into your life sometimes. In the car today, leaving a social media presentation I gave, I happened to hear a little bit of "The Splendid Table," a show I sometimes listen to by podcast. But it just happened to be on the radio, and the bit that was playing was an interview I was very interested in.

Daniel Menaker, author of, "A Good Talk; The Story and Skill of Conversation," was talking with the host. I must read this book. It is a topic I'm very interested in and I could tell from the short interview it will be a book I'll want to take a highlighter to.

In addition to giving me a new book to read, it spawned an idea. I think I'd like to offer some author interviews here. I'm always fascinated to hear about an author's writing process, and I'm a really good interviewer. I'm not sure authors will be willing to talk with me, but I guess I will see. I need to figure out some technical things, but once I do, perhaps Mr. Menaker will be one of the first I ask.