Any bibliophile can tell you that half the pleasure of a well-curated bookshelf is in the sorting. Sarah Rose Sharp, Hyperallergic, February, 14, 2019 This is true. There’s a whole table in the Living Room dedicated to books which I have cleaned, wondered why I had placed them in such & such a location, and
Omni corrumpuntur et intabescunt in tempore; Saturnus quos generat devorare non cessat; … Or if you prefer… All things are corrupted and decay in time; Saturn ceases not to devour the children that he generates; all the glory of the world would be buried in oblivion, if God had not provided mortals with the remedy
’Tis the human touchin this world that counts,The touch of your hand and mine,Which means far moreto the fainting heartThan shelter and bread and wine.For shelter is gonewhen the night is o’er,And bread lasts only a day.But the touch of the handAnd the sound of the voiceSing on in the soul alway. Spencer Michael Free
In case you were wondering– given the fact that I spoke to the sheep as if I were addressing human infants– sheep’s auditory frequency range is 100-30,000Hz. The frequency of a human female voice ranges from 165-255Hz (male voice, 85-180). So Mr. Big Food may have to elevate the frequency of his calls. I need
But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near. Andrew MarvelEpigraph to A Study of History Volume X (1954) How is it possible that I do not have a complete set of A Study of History?* How is it possible that Archive dot org does not have Volume X? How is it
That’s Clyde in the foreground. Bonnie, who comes running to greet me, is more skittish once she within reach.
Because ghostsniper asked… . Tiger’s lovely three story condominium. INTERIOR: 1st story– kitchen and breakfast nook with vinyl flooring, enhanced by stabilizing brick. Split-level 2nd story– living and dining room with wall-to-wall carpet. 3rd story carpeted loft– overlooks dining room, scenic view of Big House’s back door, can serve as storm shelter. EXTERIOR: Cedar paneling
The gallery will make sense momentarily. You may recall that in wandering my way around last month’s Crappy Old Book of the Month, The Standard Dictionary of Facts (1914), I discovered an famous/unheard of/ author/editor of whom I had never heard, but who edited, in 1902, a book that I could find almost no mention
Tiger had an interesting day. Hey! If the distinguished Gerard Van der Leun can put up They said, “If you get a cat you’ll become obsessed.” I said, “Nonsense.” I can put up a post about Tiger’s day. Not that I can’t post whatever I want, just sayin’. The cat video is hilarious. Ghostsniper’s folk psychological
Reposted from February 12, 2015. As I commented, I am not a huge fan of Lincoln (don’t like Douglas at all). That said, I’d rather recognize Lincoln on Lincoln’s birthday than recognize that amorphous groups, Presidents, next Monday. [From Illustrated Encyclopedia Book-of-the-Year 1960 Edition, Bobley Publishing Corp., Glen Cove, N.Y. 1960] I don’t generally comment on Lincoln’s
Good food is of prime importance to my family, therefore; I shall take pride in doing an outstanding job of cooking from “The Cooks Creed” in Meta Given’s, The Modern Family Cookbook (J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company, Chicago, 1942) That’s a Johnsonville smoked brat, Campbell’s pork & beans, and homemade macaroni salad with yellow bell peppers,
To the Dandelion As found in Poems of Lowell ( James Russell Lowell, Brander Matthews, ed., P.F. Collier & Son, New York City, 1902.) Continue reading “To the Dandelion” at All Poetry.
Four roundtrips to Starkville this weekend! The occasion was and as Daughter C and The J-Man no longer live here on the Farm…, I was obligated to do those 3*45 minute trips between the Mill and the Farm in order to run and feed the dogs, let Tiger out, etc. 3*45 = 3 hours. Of
From Powerline’s The Week in Pictures. More to come. West Virginia is a beautiful state whose people are very proud.
Check it out on the biggest screen you have. It updates about every 10 secs. or so. Scroll around, too. Zoom in! What fun! And to think… soon the skies will be empty as will the map. (Though I think there’s a setting to track gliders.)
For every observable property φ conceived by us to be an objective feature of the world, we must concede the possibility that φ be sensorily detected by means other than the particular means used by us. Paul Churchland, Scientific Realism and the Plasticity of Mind, Cambridge University Press, London, 1979. Looking for something completely different, I
I understand. We weren’t actually together speaking of math, but Rocky & I were, so… . 77 – 29 = 48. A 48 degree drop in temperature from yesterday afternoon to this morning. More layers! And speaking of math– I witnessed the most amazing thing yesterday at the SuperLu. (That’s the SuperValu grocery in town
It is true. I was just putting Tiger up in the Workshop and the wind, which had been blowing for several days up from the Gulf on account of a large high pressure system sitting first in the Gulf and now just off the eastern seaboard, has changed direction. Also, it is no longer 77