elsewhere on the web:
From a Happy Antipodean - a view of the world that stands everything on its head (for us in the Northern Hemisphere).
Curious Expeditions show off their loot from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.
New York Magazine had an interesting piece last week by Po Bronson about why and how children learn to lie (white lies included).
Discover New York City's Ward's Island Bridge at New York Daily Photo.
Aunt Jane (that's Jane Austen to you) offers some literary advice to her niece.
and, hey, what do you think about those Castros...