Think before you speak; pronounce not imperfectly, nor bring out your words too hastily, but orderly and distinctly. George Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature (1898) Good advise!
Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgement to others with modesty. George Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature (1898)
Read no letters, books, or papers in company; but when there is a necessity for doing it, you must ask leave. Come not near the books or writings of any one so as to read them, unless desired, nor give your opinion of them unasked; also, look not nigh when another is writing a letter.
The question is not: would the world be a better place if there were no guns? The question is, would the world be a better place if criminals have guns, but I, and other law-abiding people, don’t? Thus asks John Hinderaker at Powerline in discussion of “the inspiring story of a pizza delivery woman who
I was looking for something and came across this. Nice picture. You should check it out. Here’s the somewhat different take on civilized society: A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art and peace. –Alfred North Whitehead
All. Social Functions. All I checked the catalog at both libraries and the book is available to be checked out.
I’m sort of sad about the Courthouse vote. I tried to occupy myself today as I thought through the implications. Traffic is going to be a nightmare as they build a new courthouse. Mr. Big Food’s Dad sent me a few little ditties that cheered me up. Missy had a Big Day! So
Lots of grumbling out there this morning about Firefox. I like Firefox. But I like the First Amendment more.Anywhooo… A modern classic, wouldn’t you say? (James Finn Garner. Macmillan Publishing Company, New York. 1994.) When they were first written, the stories on which the following tales are based certainly served their purpose– to entrench the
This was very good. There’s a previous post about Portuguese Chicken in a Clay Pot. We’ve had a lot of good food lately and I am behind on posting recipes. Expect a barrage come Monday. I’ve already started my list of “RECIPES NEEDED” (I tend to write in all caps) based on photographs of food
Isn’t this silly? I mean really– look at all of those dishes I’m going to have to do by hand tomorrow morning. And whose bright idea was it to think that when folks arrive home from school & work they’d want to just hang around a table and nibble and chat before they dress for
You may recall that Mr. Big Food proposed we dine like civilized critters. Yes. Those are saucers, not bread & butter plates. You make due with what you have. Such fun! I’ve moved the little CD player into the dining room. Who knew Daughter C had such a stack of classical music? We supped on
Last January a fellow named Jonathan Jarvis gave a public address at State. We went. Here’s what I had to say about the talk and Jarvis. “National Parks and American Values: A Field Guide” The National Park Service is nearing its centennial! Look forward between now and 2016 to a massive advertising campaign targeting young
Beautiful clothes! Girlhood’s fresh beauty knows no glory like a a dashing dress that heightens the bloom on glowing cheeks and sets new stars in sparkling eyes. Nothing stirs a lover’s heart like the one woman gowned with that artistry wherein every line and every tone bespeaks her own intimate and individual charm. And wise
Mr. Big Food asked if I’d be blogging about the so-called “banquet” we attended this evening. That was more than an hour ago. Tick toc. Here’s what I came up with in no particular order except chronological except until I loose track of the order of geniuses talking.1. The floral center pieces were inspired and quite lovely.2.
Daughter C and Mr. Bow Tie went to the store this morning. (Yes. The cigarette store was open on Easter.) When they returned, Miss M said to Daughter C, “Where’s my dollar?” And Daughter C handed Miss M one United States dollar.Daughter C asked, “How did you know I had your dollar?”“Because I knew the
Here’s Table One. See this post to understand seating arrangement designations. ⊢Harper LeeJack Kerouac ⊣⊤George CarlinHenry David ThoreauRobert Johnson Patrick StewartQuinton TerantinoBenjamin FranklinRichard Feinman Jesse James (bandit; A. Leland)Lauren Becall (age 19)Samuel Colt John Ford⊥⊣Robert E. LeeMartin Luther King, Jr. ⊢⊥T. JeffersonC.S. Lewis Ayn RandTeddy Roosevelt Neal Stephenson (Sci-fi/Spec-fi author; Kat)John von NeumannLewis Carroll Christopher
Tip of the Cowboy Hat to Mr. Big Food’s Dad for passing this along.
Civil.There are three doors into our Courthouse– and thus three parking areas. All were full so we parked across the street. There must have been almost two dozen cars at about 10:30! A well dressed older black gentleman greeted us as we walked up the steps. He asked if we were there to vote and
I’ll be spending a large portion of my afternoon sitting at the kitchen table, watching reruns of The Waltons, and shelling blackeyed peas. What follows has nothing to do with food or the garden– or the dogs– but since “Big Life” is in the blog title, I have some latitude with respect to subject matter.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has awarded Mississippi State University the ‘Green Light’ rating for MSU’s free speech policies. I’m pleased to report that That School Up North also has a FIRE green light. So here in Mississippi we have two, of only 15 colleges and universities in the United States of America,