in old Jerusalem. More as I begin processing a four hour tour covering three thousand years or more. For now now, though, having seen the ruin some folks inflict on other, I found it hopeful that the Jewish State has purposefully set aside some ancient areas for future generations to excavate. In other words, the
From that infallible source: The Works and Days (Ancient Greek: Ἔργα καὶ Ἡμέραι, Erga kai Hēmerai)[a] is a didactic poem of some 800 lines written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod around 700 BCE. At its center, the Works and Days is a farmer’s almanac in which Hesiod instructs his brother Perses in the agricultural arts.
So Mr. Big Food, The J-Man and I went to this guy’s talk: Sep 13, 2016 Visiting Speaker September 23 – Dr. Gregory Pence Dr. Gregory Pence will be giving a talk in our department on September 23. Dr. Pence is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of
I’m reading about the Greeks. I’m reading about the Greeks and their literature. And their lives over hundreds and hundreds of years, and of their poetry and the beginnings of Drama. And everywhere I read, I read of Antigone. ~~ Plus we’ve been watching Season 7 of the X-files. Not the best drama on the planet
We had a delightful dinner of soup after having made 25 lbs. of sausage and … . And so I brought the X-Files back to the Den so that Mr. Big Food, Rocky and Missy & I could watch an X-Files. Except that the DVD player back here in the Den does not read BluRay.
The main thing is to understand that in a world dominated by scientific methods and inventions the history of science should be the keystone of higher education. –George Sarton in the Preface to The Study of the History of Mathematics and The Study of the History of Science (second printing, 1957). From that infallible source: George
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
For those who need a brief refresher on the history of a free people. #Brexit.
And also… And finally… (though not the “And finally…” that the folks at Powerline do)… Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures ~~ *This is what– in part– Longfellow said about The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: So through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every
Honest to goodness, this is not a political blog. But I’m inclined to suggest to you that if you aren’t paying attention, you should be. This snippet– which I know you will not read– really says a lot about what’s going on in America right now. Imagine, though, if McCain had decided last year —
Today, April 19, 2016, is the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Today is Patriots’ Day. Very nice run down of the history at that link, including this quote from our friend Patrick Henry: Let him candidly tell me, where and when did freedom exist when the sword and the purse were
Go not thither where you know not whether you will be welcome or not. Give not advise without being asked; and when desired, do it briefly. G. Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for the Seventh Grades (1898).
Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. G. Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for the Seventh Grades (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.
An article by Jennifer Graham at Acculturated made the rounds over the weekend. Titled, “Why Millennial Home Buyers Want Play Rooms Not Dining Rooms,” the article looks at the “decline of old-fashioned adulthood.” It was an interesting article with the obligatory stupid troll who said, What a load of crap. The concept of a “dining room”
Other than the fact that I know Truman Capote was the scrawny little kid in To Kill a Mockingbird, and that he was from the Deep South, I know nothing about Truman Capote. That’s about to change. I am going to learn something. Yea. Me. I already started reading that other book I got at
Today is December 7, 2015. It is the First Monday of the Month. You have seen the obligatory “a day that will live in infamy” posts IF you happened to check out the obligatory posts about December 7, 1941. I’m in the process of cataloging the books I got at the Friends of the Library
“In a pile of junk cars two California hippies see a wasteful, materialistic culture.” From “As It Was in Rome…” by Arnold Toynbee in Horizon: A Magazine of the Arts Spring 1968 (Vol. X No. 7, p. 27) The cover art (above) is Flora, goddess of Spring, from Botticelli’s Primavera.
Books These are the masters who instruct us without rods and ferules, without hard words and anger, without clothes of money. If you approach them they are not asleep; if investigating you interrogate them they conceal nothing; if you mistake them, they never grumble; if you are ignorant they cannot laugh at you. The library