From Internet Archive! Here’s the page.
A friend of Mr. Big Food’s Dad drove through Georgetown, Texas the other day and shared these photos with friends. Mr. Big Food’s Dad passed them along, and I thought you might enjoy them as well. He says: It was both, eerie and uplifting, our trek into town. We needed to get a break out
Born this day in 1858, De Wolf Hopper. This is a great one! De Wolf was the man who made “Casey at Bat” famous, and became famous because of his rendition of the poem. The whole thing a series of “at the right place” moments. Wikipedia article (which needs help) on him here. Here’s the
“A good dinner does not just happen but it is the result of careful planning,¹ intelligent marketing², good management,³ and high food standards.” I have done my best to recreate that sentence as it appears in this 1960 Home Economics text. The student underlined (in red!), and counted the three essential elements to a good
Found at The Last Refuge, along with a nice bit of “We can do this” attitude, and this: RTWT
Liberated this day in the year 1536, Bonnivard (The Guide to Reading: The Pocket University Volume XXIII. 1925. (2 ns)) François Bonivard (or Bonnivard; 1493–1570) was a nobleman, ecclesiastic, historian, and Geneva patriot at the time of the Republic of Geneva. His life was the inspiration for Lord Byron‘s 1816 poem The Prisoner of Chillon. He was a partisan of the Protestant Reformation, and
AoSHQ Sunday Morning Book Thread
On this day in 1918 Foch was made Commander of Allied Armies. Who knew? That infallible source: Ferdinand Foch (French: [fɔʃ]; 2 October 1851 – 20 March 1929) was a French general and military theorist who served as the Supreme Allied Commander during the First World War. An aggressive, even reckless commander at the First Marne, Flanders, and Artois campaigns of 1914–1916, Foch became the Allied
Quick preface. It has come to my attention that I am not a videographer. Or perhaps I do better with an actual video camera rather than a phone. There are problems and I will try my best to correct them next time we go on a walk. Meanwhile– I hope you enjoy the birds, at
SueK finds a good one I missed.
This is good but still lacking. What it desperately needs is about 1″ of water on the street and a guy with a water hose pointed at a really big industrial sized box fan spewing a deluge of stormy “rain” at the dude who can barely stand up against the tropical storm force wind. From
is only a day away. The Good Lord Willing and Weather Permitting, I’m taking a stroll to the Hidden Pasture tomorrow. With the Dogs. Won’t you join me? Check back tomorrow late morning.
GDR 3/27/20 Thackeray’s “Thorns in the Cushion, Pt. 1“ I got sort of bogged down in that, so I thumbed through some of the “Sketches” in Selected Works of William Makepeace Thackeray Including The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., The Four Georges, London Travels and Sketches (The Book League of America, New York. 1942). Several
A blog I follow– Open Your Eyes Too!— is owned and operated by Lisa and her husband. They like to travel. (They are birders, too.) And though they are dutifully at home washing their hands and sanitizing their mail, Lisa continues to post travelogues of past adventures. Most recently, she takes us on a trip
Yesterday we turned the page on a new week in the GDR calendar. For whomever things were written aforetime were written for our knowledge. St. Paul Born yesterday in 1859 A.E. Housman. From that infallible source [thoughts rant on that infallible source here]: Alfred Edward Housman (/ˈhaʊsmən/; 26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936), usually known
Here’s the story. Mr. Big Food is teaching two sections of Business Ethics this semester. It’s a service course. It’s not his area of expertise, but he’s good at it and he likes it, so he does it so that the junior faculty don’t have to. The students are mostly junior and senior business majors,
An email from Internet archive. Let me remind you that I have, at last count, approx. 3430 crappy old books in my library. (Approx. Some titles slip in, fewer slip out, without begin properly recorded.) I have been recently frustrated by not having the time to find some Guide to Daily Readings poems/essays among them–
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Yesterday I was swamped doing thing that must be done. Bread turned out great, by the way– but that’s not what sidetracked me. More on that shortly. Died yesterday, in the year 1882, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The GDR honors him a choice of four daily readings. GDR 3/24/20 The Building of the Ship The Skeleton