I look forward to Claudia’s Sunday Evening Art Gallery. Today’s is fabulous! Check it out (I’m looking at you, Daughter C & The J-Man).
“We’re not going to have coffee in 30 years to grow where it grows right now so we try to start growing it in other places and learn how to grow it ourselves,” he said. “And that’s the backup plan for caffeine.” STARKVILLE Daily News https://www.starkvilledailynews.com/entertainment/the-people-s-cup-looks-to-brew-coffee-appreciation/article_65cf19a8-526c-11e9-b6ad-6f180de5f27e.html That’s the plan, Stan.
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures. Please forgive t,he relative silence. We’re having a thing here at The Farm. I’ve been busy cleaning and drilling hole for drapery rods and other things. Floors look great! Duck gumbo! Ha. Drilling holes for drapery rods and other things. Have I drilled a hole for something other than
Remember, kids, when describing a correlation, be sure to include strength and direction.
NCAA: So, it’s hard to actually calculate the exact odds of a perfect bracket, but if every game were a coin flip, the odds would be about 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Linked at hot air.com but I’ve been focused on trigonometry. Mr Big Food is all about probability lately— Bishop Reverend Bayes, et al. We will discuss.
Haha! The first lightening strike was at 4:20am. The closest was 1 mile away. We got 0.40″ of rain right there over on the fencepost. We had 23 lightning strikes. The current temperature over there on the fencepost is 55 and falling; humidity 77% and rising; pressure, 29.92″ Hg and rising. I’m pretty sure my
Memphis Zoo and Aquarium, Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee. Traveling Sunday– a day late on account of the fact that we were traveling! The hotels in downtown Memphis are to be avoided at all costs. The SleepInn elevator (1) malfunctioned. Stopped at every unoccupied floor on the way to 5 & 6 and back down again We
Charles Beard: Punished for Seeking Peace His reputation was savaged because he had the temerity to question the ‘Good War’ narrative. [Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, March 21, 2019] Bacevich’s review of Charles Austin Beard: The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism (Richard Drake, Cornell University Press, 2018) caught my attention because
Flout: verb (used with object) to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock: to flout the rules of propriety. Flaunt: verb (used with object) to parade or display ostentatiously: to flaunt one’s wealth.
So exciting. My weather station beeps a warning beep every times there’s a lightening strike within 25 miles. 5am. Pitch black dark. Hot coffee. Radar scope. Beep.
Rather than anything as heinous as serial sexual abuse, however, Beard’s offense was to have committed heresy, not once but twice over. Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, he opposed U.S. intervention in the European war that had begun in September 1939. And when that conflict ended in 1945 he had the temerity to
The zoo opens at 9am. FYI, traveling with a mini electric kettle, Melitta ‘morning bliss’ coffee, two ceramic mugs, and a pour over cone sure does make waking up early in a pretty crappy* downtown Memphis hotel room more tolerable. *I have spared you the under construction details.
Filed under “when circumstances and good manners require that one attend a philosophy talk one would never in a million years otherwise attend.” Neurons have dispositional properties. Who knew?
At Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
Yesterday the Farmhand was trying to extract some nails from a 2×4 without a proper hammer. (J-Man! Where are all of my hammers?) I procured a tool from the depths of a tool box that would help with the final phase– the part where you’ve reverse-hammered the nail back into the wood but now have
With all due apologies to those not having banner days, life goes on. Again, please pray for folks who need prayers. That said, today was a banner day here on Farther Along Farm! My personal Weather Station (PWS) arrived. My new Farm Hand arrived. And tomorrow, The J-Man arrives with that old hippy Gil and
There’s a blog I read religiously, American Digest. A little of this, a little of that. Poetry, music, stories, personal history, thoughts on current and past events, occasional Monty Python. It’s smartly written by Gerard Van der Leun, edited by Olive. Gerard’s mom, who is 104 and looks fabulous in red, is not well. If