Thanks for the answers so far. My own efforts to up my return rate include Delicious Library. I'm about 85% of the way in cataloging my many books; I have not tried using it to record my lending yet. And remarkably, like Leon's father, I too add a yellow band to my tools to indicate they belong to me (or Leon's father!). This helps at times when my tools are on location where other tools are, say set building at the local community theater. Nudie photo collateral of the borrower is an idea I had... [more] posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 8:45 AM on September 5, 2005
You didn't mention Jamestown and Yorktown, but I recall they had historical structures and tours that I found as interesting as Williamsburg.
The Outer Banks (NC) beaches are within your range. Lots to do and see there (crabbing for the kids on the bay side, kayaking, etc). They have a wild horse sanctuary in the park I believe. To the south Kitty Hawk is near, though it may be more than an hour away. posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 11:16 AM on May 23, 2005
I would second alms. Your solution is an audio version, particularly for Homer. His stuff was meant to be listened to, not read. Have a pro narrator read it to you -- it's easy, and so right. I find it hard to read now, but have audited several versions. Virgul and Ovid are not bad audited either. posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 9:17 PM on April 26, 2005
Thanks all. The Autobiography entry in Wikipedia comes closest to an official verdict. I like the idea of posting stuff on the talk page. That makes sense. posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 4:52 PM on February 10, 2005
The best way to learn French at home (for adults who might want to help their kids' French) is the French in Action course on tape or DVD or broadcast on PBS, reviewed in a bit more detail here. posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 10:19 PM on November 15, 2004
I gave up my Tempurpedic pillow cause it was too warm. I have two friends who tried to return the Tempurpedic mattress and both accrued involved and messy tales of failure. posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 10:11 PM on November 15, 2004
Thanks Mossy and verstegan. I ordered Murad, Cleary and Arberry. Is there a useable translation that re-arranges the non-liner sequence and puts the Koran into the (not orthodox) sequence for newbies? posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 1:05 PM on November 15, 2004
Thomas Jefferson, among others, cut and pasted the four Gospels of the Bible into a single unified synergetic Gospel, arranged logically. Has anyone been brave (or crazy) enough to make a de-fractualized version of the Koran? posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 4:39 PM on November 15, 2004
Hey, cell divide, that was incredibly useful. On first glance that is exactly what I need. Maybe I'll print out my own booklet version. Thanks! posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 10:08 PM on November 15, 2004
If a bigger brain for a bigger body was only about keeping the bigger body going, how did the huge dinosaurs get by with such small brains. They weren't that smart intellectually, but their huge bodies did not seem to need huge brains to operate. Why do whales and elephants? posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 10:46 AM on November 10, 2004
Thanks for the two paper links, jjg. That's the kind I was looking for.
For clarification, the elephant to dino comparison is one thing, but I am more interested in the elephant to horse comparison. Do we really think the elephant has a more sensuous experience than a horse? What is the elephant brain doing that the pretty smart (and social) horse brain is not? posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 9:10 AM on November 11, 2004
What you want is the famous series of mathematical visualizations developed by James Blinn at CalTech, located at Project Mathematics < www.projectmathematics.com>> posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 1:07 AM on October 4, 2004
Bingo! These are exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate the caveats of why they are all flawed, though for my purposes they work fine. Thanks, all. posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 3:39 PM on September 9, 2004
I've audited about one hundred books on tape -- all but a few of them unabridged -- and my comprehension and enjoyment on most of them surpassed visual reading of them (based on the few that I've both read with eyes and audited.) I don't mind declaring that I have audited a book. posted to Ask Metafilter by kkat 12:27 PM on September 8, 2004