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September 20, 2009

Newfoundland Serendipity

Netflix rental this weekend: Shipping News

Twitter entry today from John Quincy Adams:
JQAdams_MHSToday's map post at contains links to the long diary entries with a more detailed account of the day's events.

Serendipity: Watched the DVD last night and saw the Adams Twitter entry this evening. Book Club read the book Shipping News some time before June 2004.

I don't "hear" E. Annie Proulx's writing voice from Shipping News in the movie version but I love seeing the images of Newfoundland. I'd forgotten that the delightful and versatile Dame Judith Dench appears in the film. Adams' journal entries are appearing on Twitter because of their brief number of words, the Massachusetts Historical Society thought it was a good way to get out his words. This entry links to a map that includes Newfoundland. John Quincy Adams.

Here's what the page reads today:

Map of daily progress for sailing voyage from Charlestown, Massachusetts to St. Petersburg, Russia.
See the Twitter feed at
62,162 views - Public Created on Aug 19 - Updated 14 hours ago

Posted by s-gang at 8:12 PM