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It's surprisingly difficult to find simple, good quality peg racks locally, so I turned to Amazon, which listed these dandy little racks. I bought two -- the four- and seven-peg versions -- and am extremely happy with them in our renovated utility room. The racks are well made and finished, right down to the white wood plugs for the screw holes. The rack itself is nicely shaped and the pegs handsomely turned. The price seems almost ridiculously reasonable -- alas, made in China in who knows what kind of conditions. Anyway, a good product at a very good price....Read more
After many years of durable wear, I am beginning to replace my CK 365 underwear, and these briefs are a more comfortable, better-fitting version of those venerable 365s. The cut is less restrictive, the fit more comfortable, and the material softer. Great product and great fit....Read more
A Near Thing is a riot. Magnificently illustrated by Quentin Blake and whimsically written by Russel Hoban, only a few classics like Harry Allard's Stupids series can compete in terms of brilliant characters, humor that works as well with 45-year-olds as five-year olds, and delightful graphics. One book that does eclipse it, however, is the original Hoban/Blake collaboration, How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen. And while I'm delighted to be able to send A Near Thing to my young nephews and nieces, where the heck is How Tom Beat Captain Najork? How could this children's lit masterpiece be out of print?! Bring it back, Amazon, please!...Read more
Belongs -- in multiple copies -- on the bookshelves of every social action organization in our not-so-free world. Amazing compendium of practical, proven, effective strategies for fighting for change, created and edited by people who have been on the front lines. Oh, and carry around a couple of copies with you so that the next time someone whines, "I know, but what can I do?", you can hand them this book and say, "Pick one, and get to work." Great list of social change resources, too....Read more
I looked all over for an inexpensive, capable computer, and after searching unsuccessfully at local stores and scouring online, this seemed to fit the bill. And it has -- in spades. There is lots of memory, is plenty fast, smooth and compact. I suppose if you are involved with lots of gaming (hey, shut it down and go for a walk) and high graphics use, you may want something more sophisticated, but for word processing, photo and document management, e-mail and internet, and other basic functions, this is a great little unit....Read more
Don't be put off by the title; this is a charming little book with lots more about humanity than anarchism. Rather than turning your kid into a snarling bomb-thrower, sharing this book at bedtime is more likely to elicit laughter and encourage him or her to be kinder, more aware of others regardless of race or class, and more mindful. The fact that the Tea Party had a cow when the book got some publicity (almost certainly without reading it, being ignorant rarely interfering with their opinions) was enough to get my attention, but the gentleness and fun sold it....Read more
This first-hand story of growing up in the Chilean resistance after the Pinochet coup is riveting and revealing. It is utterly unlike anything I have read before, political without becoming polemical, deeply personal but movingly human. There is no room here for the cynicism or distancing prevalent in too many autobiographies and first-person accounts of events. This is raw, moving and almost excruciatingly honest. No wonder it won last year's Canada Reads award. Read this not only to better understand the savagery of the CIA-backed Pinochet coup and its aftermath,but to also understand the motivation, dedication and sacrifices of those committed to combating tyranny not only in Chile, but in nations around the globe....Read more