“All warfare is based on deception. “Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. 20. Hold out baits to entice the
Obviously, have coffee and check Windy for the weather. But not according to Heloise who says, The first thing to do in the mornings is to put your dishes in the sink to soak and then make the beds! I don’t know why, but this is most important. It gives a woman a feeling of
Marie Kondo, guru of the “don’t be afraid to grab another trash bag” movement, recently drew ire from book-lovers. Kondo recommends we keep no more than 30 books in our homes, 30 books that “spark joy.” But who is to say what sparks joy today will spark joy tomorrow? https://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2019/02/the-american-bookstore-a-list/ There’s more but I need
Any bibliophile can tell you that half the pleasure of a well-curated bookshelf is in the sorting. Sarah Rose Sharp, Hyperallergic, February, 14, 2019 This is true. There’s a whole table in the Living Room dedicated to books which I have cleaned, wondered why I had placed them in such & such a location, and
Omni corrumpuntur et intabescunt in tempore; Saturnus quos generat devorare non cessat; … Or if you prefer… All things are corrupted and decay in time; Saturn ceases not to devour the children that he generates; all the glory of the world would be buried in oblivion, if God had not provided mortals with the remedy
’Tis the human touchin this world that counts,The touch of your hand and mine,Which means far moreto the fainting heartThan shelter and bread and wine.For shelter is gonewhen the night is o’er,And bread lasts only a day.But the touch of the handAnd the sound of the voiceSing on in the soul alway. Spencer Michael Free
But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near. Andrew MarvelEpigraph to A Study of History Volume X (1954) How is it possible that I do not have a complete set of A Study of History?* How is it possible that Archive dot org does not have Volume X? How is it
The gallery will make sense momentarily. You may recall that in wandering my way around last month’s Crappy Old Book of the Month, The Standard Dictionary of Facts (1914), I discovered an famous/unheard of/ author/editor of whom I had never heard, but who edited, in 1902, a book that I could find almost no mention
Reposted from February 12, 2015. As I commented, I am not a huge fan of Lincoln (don’t like Douglas at all). That said, I’d rather recognize Lincoln on Lincoln’s birthday than recognize that amorphous groups, Presidents, next Monday. [From Illustrated Encyclopedia Book-of-the-Year 1960 Edition, Bobley Publishing Corp., Glen Cove, N.Y. 1960] I don’t generally comment on Lincoln’s
To the Dandelion As found in Poems of Lowell ( James Russell Lowell, Brander Matthews, ed., P.F. Collier & Son, New York City, 1902.) Continue reading “To the Dandelion” at All Poetry.
Dear Miss Manners: “My children are always saying such dreadful things to each other– derogatory personal remarks that I consider downright rude. They, and sometimes my wife, call them “just teasing.” What would you consider the polite side of teasing, and where, even in a family is it just nastiness? Gentle Reader: “Insulting is such
Dear Miss Manners: “All of my friends are going away for the holidays. I won’t have anyone to play with or invite over. This happens every time we have a vacation, and lots of times on weekends. Everybody goes to visit his father in nice places, and I have to stay home because my parents
Sort of makes you nostalgic for the crappy olden days of carefree football, doesn’t it?
Remember this…? From the first post in January’s Crappy old Book of the Month series? The days of the cave man have passed. Physical strength no longer gives prowess to the individual. What the twentieth century demands is the trained intellect. The man who knows is the man of the hour. The Standard Question Book and Home
What a delightful little book! You can borrow or read it at Internet Archive.
On the left, The Standard Dictionary of Facts (1914). On the right, The Standard Question Book and Home Study Outlines (1919). The Question Book is… well-titled. It’s a book of questions organized along the lines of The Dictionary: History, Language, Literature… . Let us suppose we are interested in testing our knowledge of, or learning
The Food Shopper’s CreedThe health of my family is in my care, therefore–I will base my market list on meals planned according to the “DIET PATTERN” p. 4I will choose foods of quality and in quantities that will provide the nutritive elements planned for. Stretching the food dollar is part of my responsibility, therefore–I will
There was remarkable unanimity in the choice of hymns. from the Forward The universal selection seemed to turn to “mother’s favorite,” which had be meant so much at the turning point of life’s highway. The choice of “Lead Kindly Light,” and “Come, Thou Fount,” “Rock of Ages,” “Nearer my God to thee” and other hymns
Thumbing through the “Literature” section of this month’s Crappy Old Book of the Month, The Standard Dictionary of Facts (1919), I came across two brief paragraphs on The Family Library. They were followed by several lists (in 6 pt. font– I measured!) recommending books for a small home library, and the children’s library (by age