In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with
Born this day in the year 1857, Richard Mansfield. Daily Reading May 24 Richard Mansfield, Vol. XVII Pt. II: 61-79 Volume XVII is Autobiography: Writers, Actors. Mansfield was an actor. The selection is his “Man and the Actor” which appeared in Atlantic Monthly (1906). This was a bit surprising. From Amazon: This work has been
Glazed Donut Burger $6.49. It was remarkably good! This was May 2015.
You know how you like Wes Anderson movies and at some point in all Wes Anderson movies except MR. FOX and BUDAPEST HOTEL, you just go, please let it be over? That’s where I was tonight on Flower Drum Song. Please, Dear Lord, let it be over.
Mr. Big Food’s Dad got an email from Mr. Big Food’s Uncle in Texas who shared this video. [Mr. Big Food’s Mom and Mr. Big Food’s Aunt are Tex-Czechs] Mr. Big Food’s Dad asked if we could watch this YouTube Video on the big television screan. You betcha. It’s gone viral. I’m doing my small
Born this day in 1799, Thomas Hood. An English social protest poet, though one mention I came across yesterday (when I began this) said he wasn’t political. Can’t remember which one. Daily Readings May 23 “Flowers“ “I Remember, I remember“ “The Song of the Shirt“ “The Bridge of Sighs“ “The Dream of Eugene Aram“ “The
Of course, as Mr. Big Food commented, that’s nothing compared to what’s coming. We had a brief downpour at 6:43. Right humid. Hum. I see a large portion of these United States are quite warm this morning. You know, if I had nothing better to do, I could answer the question, “When did we switch
Drove out to the Peninsula this afternoon to do a little fishing and give Mr. Big Food’s Mom a change of scene. It was warm in the sunshine but the breeze was nice. I caught two little brim on a jig. Mr. Big Food was working with a top-water and didn’t have too much any
His current favorite book is Winnie the Pooh, and he loves to play outside. He sleeps with Seven, his stuffed dog. His chore is feeding the cat, Sadie. He’ll be four in July. Also, Miss M had to change the YouTube settings recently. He was searching for “xxxxxxx.”
Born this day in 1859, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Daily Reading May 22 The Adventures of the Dancing Men From that infallible source (WARNING! SPOILER ALERT]: Adaptations Eille Norwood starred as Holmes in the 1923 film The Mystery of the Dancing Men. The 1943 film Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes, is credited as an
Today we turned the page. At this day, as much company as I have kept, and as much as I love it, I love reading better. Alexander Pope Before we being today’s discussion of the Daily Readings, let me just put it out there– for all the world to see– that I really like Mr.
Mr. Big Food and I have a buddy who is a Gator Guide. I wonder if there’s anyone else in all of academia who can say that?
Daily Reading May 20 My God. May 20. Time flies, huh? Gerstenberg’s “Overtones“ Here’s a bit on “Overtones” and Alice Gerstenberg, a Chicago socialite. I cannot find word one about her in any of my crappy old books or encyclopedias, though I’m told by that infallible source that “Overtones” is still in occasional production.
Originally posted January, 2019. This is part three in the story of Missy’s Epic Novel. Pt. 1: Missy begins in the Middle; Pt. 2: Missy’s Epic Novel (so called) “Marica?” Missy got up from her desk, laid down her reading glasses, stretched, and asked, “Do you have a minute?” “Sure, Missy! What’s on your mind
Today in the year 1692, the Battle of La Hogue was fought. Today in the year 1864, Nathaniel Hawthorne died. The Battle was one in the Nine Years’ War between England and the Dutch Republic on the one side, and France on the other. The Anglo-Dutch side won the battle. It’s not that I have