Earth has gone up from its Gethsemane, And now on Golgotha is crucified; The spear is twisted in the tortured side; The thorny crown still works its cruelty. Hark! while the victim suffers on the tree, There sound through starry spaces, far and wide, Such words as in the last despair are cried: “My God!
Found at Sky News. As a reminder, these folks are kin to George #3.
Pardon me while I finish setting up my new phone. I shall return in earnest shortly.
Phone home. Merry Christmas!
to let today go by without commenting that today is December 7th. And I know it may seem untoward to recommend a movie on The Day That Will Live in Infamy, but I’m going to recommend you watch From Here to Eternity. If you are interested in WWII history and American Culture, see also this
My relationship with this particular turkey– bless his heart– began last Friday, one week ago. Mr. Big Food had asked me to go to Kroger and procure a $0.78 / pound turkey of approximately 15-16-20 pounds. And so I did. Eventually. After some thought, we opted for the 20.25 pound bird, as opposed to the
“Catching the Turkey” Grandma Moses 1940 More in the “Catching the Turkey” series here. Though I know little about Grandma Moses, primitivism, or art, I am a fan of Anna Mary Robertson, and enjoy looking at her work. “A Blizzard” 1956
November 27, 2019. Originally posted some time ago. Enjoy! As you can see, Daughter C outdid herself. Lovely, don’t you think? The weather is forecast to be very Thanksgivingy– Southern Country Mouse-wise. One or two Thanksgiving orphans will join us. Traditional menu, though not sure what Daughter C and The J-Man are bringing. Table is
As found at WikiArt. Also in the crappy old book, Grandma Moses, Otto Kallir, (Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1973) which lays open on the Big Book podium to [Humm. Something is amiss in the formatting. Sorry. I’ll work on it.]
This is the best I can do in terms of original content this year. Recycled content coming throughout the day. Hoping you enjoy good food with family and friends, are warm, and have many in your life to be thankful for. Read some history. https://www.bigfoodetc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/historyofplymout00inbrad.pdf
The Pumpkin That Wouldn’t Smile It’s Raggedy Ann & Andy. Enjoy!
S/b “pumpkin’s” TWiP
It was a frigid 64° when I got up this morning. Refreshing. Making progress on the project that goes by the name, “Returning to the Civilized.” College football commences in earnest this evening and continues through the long weekend. Mr. Big Food is excited. As am I.
An annotated Declaration of Independence is here, complete with what prompted the inclusion of each Grievance. As I could not figure out how to embed a real survey, we will do this the old fashioned way. Please use the Comments to answer the following three questions. Thanks! Which of the Grievances is your favorite? Which
Originally posted July 3, 2013. Thomas Jefferson & Co. presented The Grievances in ascending order of importance. Taxation without Consent was #17. In TJ’s mind then, Taxation without Representation wasn’t the worst of what the American People– a people whose heritage of freedom dated to the Magna Carta– had endured under the reign of King
Originally posted July 3, 2013. Reformatted. As just a reminder, “TL;DR” will not be published in the comments. This is the history of your country, for crying out loud! but are interesting historical notes. Can you imagine having to house troops in your barn? Or being denied the right to a trial by jury? Or
Originally posted July 2, 2013. Reformatted. Contemporary commentary, if any, in blue. Grievance 17 of 27 For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent [From The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War (Walter Lord, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1960). How anyone could refer to the years that brought us the
In late June, 2013, I began my “study” of the Grievances. Originally published June 30, 2013. Contemporary commentary in blue. And no– I do not want to see one singe TL;DR in comments. 😉 As I mentioned the other day, I thought I might study The Grievances— the 27 specific gripes the Colonists had with