TAKE BACK YOUR PRIVACY is what it says on the DUCK DUCK GO page here
Have you tried this search engine and if so, what do you think? If not yet, why not try it?
Recently my friend Steve ran into an acquaintance who’s about 25 years younger than we are.
I mention the age difference as I’m sure it’s one reason I’m just hearing about it.
The guy is totally into computers and does well although I can’t tell you what his business is exactly except when they were talking about search engines he recommended the search engine DUCK DUCK GO.
The selling point (no charge) is they DON’T TRACK YOU.
Have you ever searched for an item and then received emails and ads in a variety of places with said item?? I am always being offered an opportunity to receive an online master’s degree in Art Education. It’s well known I look at shoes. And now it’s baby items.
My friend V was researching a blender purchase and I helped. Whoa!
I can’t tell you how long I got promos and ads about blenders. They KNEW I hadn’t purchased a blender yet! I’m offered photography books all the time. And equipment. Let’s face it, Amazon has my #.
This just happened to me today. Again.
Suddenly they’re offering me FREE SHIPPING on printed invitations. (Thanks a lot-a tad late- I already ordered printed invitations the other day and paid for shipping)
There’s an excellent article about Duck Duck GO by Harry McCracken at TIME magazine who calls it the In-N- Out Burger of Search Engines. You’ll still use Google for images and books. But there is definitely “reduced clutter.”
It took me seven years to find you.
Maybe a few more fans will like your privacy factor (for the good).
Oh yes, they’re hiring, too.
I know this is primarily a photography blog but I didn’t want to screen shot their logo without permission.
My sister and I went to the Brooklyn Museum First Night in December. (sponsored by TARGET, Stef)
When we were making our purchases in the gift shop, I saw the stacks of books Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure and author Suzanne Shapiro graciously signing copies for people in line.
(Read July 2014 Inside the Archive interview with the Ms. Shapiro, click this link)
Love how her top matches the book cover
Great Lakes Girls by Teri Greeves, Native American Artist -on the 5th floor,
not the Killer Heels exhibit
“Teri Greeves created this piece by hand-sewing beads, Swarovski crystals, silver conchos, and spiny-oyster shell cabochons on a pair of high-heeled tennis shoes designed by Steve Madden. The inner panels are inspired by Great Lakes tribes’ floral designs”
To see more of Teri Greeves Beadwork pieces click here
I neglected to add a title/text right onto the images.
Today I went to www.picmonkey.com as suggested on WordPress, found some images that lent themselves to the addition of text and went with the Self-Help Genre.
Not that self-help books really help
Here’s the bookshelf of Cover Art of my imaginary titles.
Right across from the hornet nest is one of the free standing libraries I’ve read about. Right in someone’s front yard.
We walked over and opened the glass door. Beautiful craftsmanship and the wood unweathered.
Turns out it was installed just this June.
We didn’t take a book but it was a nice find. And now we know where we can go to get a book, twenty four hours a day.
The plaque said Nicholas C Ridge Free Library and if you click on the link you can read the story.
The light was waning but took a few shots.
In the living room at Mark and Erika’s house, Saturday of Easter weekend.
I pulled the iPhone out of my pocket. QUICK
The four males engaged with their devices or book. Oblivious to me.
Erika’s dad- Donald, grandsons Michael and Jack and my son Mark on the right. Pap’s birthday. April 19th.
I love this photo of the four them.
What’s on your cookbook shelf? These days, many people are cooking from recipes on the internet instead of cookbooks.
Did you ever discard or pass on a cookbook and then later regret your having gotten rid of it?
Diets, tastes and trends change over time. I have a wooden box of my grandmother’s recipes but I’m not making them.
I always enjoy reading a cookbook in bed, planning meals or dishes to try. Thinking about entertaining. What I usually end up doing is making the same things over and over again for the most part, not using a recipe.
Comfort foods as of late, with the ongoing winter temps I feel motivated to cook hearty meals- and eat them!
Here’s my sister’s cookbook shelf in NYC. You might remember seeing her kitchen. I love the Coldweather Cooking book and have a copy myself. I love to bake the Brown Mountain Cake out of the Farm Journal Country Cookbook. The Fannie Farmer makes me think of my mother’s Boston Cooking School Cookbook, tied with a ribbon.
I open old cookbooks, find a handwritten note or a yellowed recipe between the pages, see my mother’s hand- memories of my childhood or my children’s childhood, recipes past, present and the ones I’ve clipped for the future (always heavy on the desserts!)
I’ll share my cookbook shelf another post. Hope you will share your cookbook shelf photo.
It was hard to get it all in one shot, it’s a tight space!
This is the blog’s 1300th post today. I don’t think I mentioned when it hit number 1200 or 1100. Thanks for following and looking and writing when you can.
Maybe it was the 13 which was the lucky number for two of my kids on their baseball uniforms years ago!
I was sitting on the floor and looked at some of Matthew’s books on a shelf at his Aunt Mary’s, thinking about him. Saw the brick wall reflected in the vintage looking alarm clock.