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((r)e)volution

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The new issue of Whole Terrain, ANE‘s literary journal, is now available. Wooo hooo!

You can read editor Peter Davenport’s introduction to ((r)e)volution online. Other contributors include ANE Environmental Studies doctoral candidate Don Strauss, recent graduate Twyla Dell, and our own John Crocket, as well as Lynn Margulis, and Janisse Ray.

The issue also includes gorgeous artwork from Roger Peet (cover artist), Briony Morrow-Cribbs, and Katja Schindler.

It’s the perfect holiday gift for the Antiochians on your list, or anyone with a passion for the environment and literary and visual arts, and you can order online.

If you’re in town Wednesday, December 9, join us for the ((r)e)volution release party at Brewbaker’s in Keene, New Hampshire, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Happy reading!

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This American Life has produced two illuminating radio programs about the economic crisis. They explain in clearly and humorously (well, with as much humor as is possible give the disaster we’re experiencing) the collapse of the housing market and the crisis in the banking sector.

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Thanks to everyone who came to visit the library for this morning’s breakfast. And in response to popular demand, here’s Cathy Boswell’s recipe for the french toast casserole that was such a hit:

Praline French Toast Casserole

1 loaf day-old French bread, sliced about 1 inch thick
8 eggs
2 cups half and half
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Arrange bread in buttered 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Whisk together eggs, half and half, cream, sugar, vanilla, and spices and pour over bread, coating all slices. Cover with foil and refridgerate overnight.
  • Next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare topping (see below).

Praline Topping
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Combine all topping ingredients and blend well. Spread evenly over casserole. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until puffy and golden brown.

Serve with maple syrup.

Also — can omit praline topping and serve with fruit, etc.

YUMMMMMM!

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From David Pogue, New York Times tech guru, comes this BIF post.

What was the #1 most popular song on the day you were born?

Has this question been keeping you up at night?

Then today’s your lucky day.

All you have to do is visit The #1 Song on This Date in History.

There you can look up #1 song for the day you were born, the days your children or grandchildren or niblings were born, or your dog or your cat, or your co-worker if you’re looking for theme music for that cake and icecream break. Have fun!

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