In 1993, Dave’s guiltiest pleasure was buying Wired Magazine at Moe Grant’s convenience in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. He always read the Colophon section first.

Here’s our attempt.


“High Endeavours: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Miles & Beryl Smeeton” by Miles Clark.
(Brigadier Smeeton would *not have approved* of the laptops.)

“My Heart is Africa: A Flying Adventure” by Scott Griffin.

“Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time” by Greg Mortensen

Technology: In short, way too much. We were allowed one gadget each, but somehow that rule was conveniently forgotten.

Robin got the new Samsung NC20 netbook while Mom and Dad are stuck with an aging Dell D600 laptop (found on our doorstep). Initial comparisons suggest that the Dell, while apparently indestructible, is twice as heavy as the NC20 and works at half the speed.

Dave still fantasizes about being a radio journalist. He brought a Marantz PMD-660 digital recorder (moded by Doug Oade) and a Sony ECM-MS957 stereo microphone. The custom microphone case is made from household drainage pipe purchased at Rona (with thanks to Bill Bunn).

Annalise uses a shock proof digital camera from Olympus.

Robin is piping a set of McCallum Great Highland bagpipes with a Ross bag. CNC manufacturing ensure greater quality and a level of efficiency that ensures that McCallum’s engineers can spend more time in the beer tent at Highland Games.  They are carried in the finest quality Jeep brand rolling carry-on luggage.


High Endeavours: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Miles & Beryl Smeeton

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Mom December 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm

So, turns out I’ve read all the Globe best sellers (non-fic only- I’m not totally mad) plus your book list. Had any more inspiration? Other than ‘Love, eat, pray’ (or whatever it was)- THE worst book ever written. Back to quilting.

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