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Whatchamacallit 158: The Hockey Sweater

When I decided to write about the backside of the Canadian $5 bill, I knew that it had a bit about ice hockey engraved into the winter wonderland; I had not realized, until after I did research for that blog post, that the lines about hockey come from a book, The Hockey Sweater.

Once […]

Whatchamacallit 126: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

When I left the States to (temporarily) move to Germany, this was a present from one of my wonderful colleagues at Indiana University Bloomington.

It lived in my office before I moved to Berlin, in Berlin it lives in my bookcase, catching my eye, bringing me back to Bloomington. It also describes my life […]

Whatchamacallit 88: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

This book has been mine since when I was born, or thereabout. However, my mother did not leave it in my bedroom: it was always kept in the living room until I was an adult.

The book is signed:

Very special greetings to Adam from his grandparents friends, Edgar and Ingri Parin d’Aulaire

Wikipedia […]

Whatchamacallit 76: Tikki Tikki Tembo

This is a book that I remember from my childhood – but not the details.

Sometimes in idle moments my mind would play back the name of the first-born son: as I recalled it, “Rikki Rikki Tembo Nosa Rembo….” And then my mind would start cycling the name and I would remember the moral […]