Via Powerline’s Midweek in Pictures: April Fools Edition
all you dang foreigners from other nations! It’s a Foxworthy joke.
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
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
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.
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
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–
Please feel free to share. Bumped from earlier today.
From The Economist. Just passing it alone.
Powerline’s The Week in Pictures, Wednesday edition. I’m seeing a lot of this sentiment around the World Wide Web and in my texts.
Lest we forget the world on a micro scale. It’s spring. This one is a doozy.
Bit of a travelogue, with pictures from the surrounding areas, here.