Last evening I said, If you, like me, like poking around junk stores Covered Casseroles post I then posted the question, “Should that be ‘as I’?” Concluded it should, and awaited SueK’s response. SueK agreed, “as I” and offered a rephrasing. I feel as if (!) we should get to the bottom of this, and
Let’s just power through a few days all at once. I’ll not do too much research on any one. 3/31 Andrew Marvell (born 1621), John Donne (died 1631). I cannot remember what took me away from this, and it’s a danged shame I didn’t get back to it. Of course I know what happened! It
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
It’s Charles Lamb! I am a fan of Charles & Mary Lamb. I am particularly fond of Tales from Shakspeare (not a typo, that’s how it was spelled back in ancient times). I could go on and on about the Lambs, their works and letters, their lives. Unfortunately, I squandered my going on and on
Died this day in 1843, Robert Southey. The world is full of trivial coincidences. Robert Southey (/ˈsaʊði/ or /ˈsʌði/;[a] 12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the Lake Poets along with William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and England’s Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 until his death in 1843. Although his fame has been eclipsed by
Background on your Guide to Daily Reading here. GDR 3/14 – 3/17, though do not ask me how those posts at the bottom got there. ‘Tis a mystery. Today is the first multiple choice day the GDR has presented thus far: Roche’s The V-A-S-E Roche’s A Boston Lullaby A Boston Lullaby (Anon.) Burgess’s The Bohemians
Background on the Guide to Daily Reading. More 3/14, 3/15, 3/16. All with commentary. There was an AH HA! moment yesterday. Reminder– GDRs take only 15-30 minutes to read. And believe you me, those minutes will be well-spent reading… Hawthorne’s The Great Stone Face. The Great Stone Face (1850) is a wonderful legend about the Man
Background on the Guide to Daily Reading. Today it’s L’Arrabiata by Johann Ludwig Paul Heyse who was born this day in 1830. Bullet point the 1st: What’s L’arrabbiata mean? From that infallible source– Arrabbiata sauce, or sugo all’arrabbiata in Italian, is a spicy sauce for pasta made from garlic, tomatoes, and dried red chili peppers cooked in olive
GDR: Guide to Daily Reading (in The Guide to Reading: The Pocket University Volume XXIII. Lyman Abbott, Asa Don Dickinson et al., eds. Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, New York. 1917). Interesting tidbit from 2013 here. This is a great book. Pick it up if you come across it. The second half of the
This post is part of the Bookshelves series in which I pick a a few random crappy old books from one of the not as many as I need bookshelves here at the Farm and thumb through it. The Art of Dining: A History of Cooking and Eating. Sara Paston-Williams. The National Trust. Harry N.
Reposted from September, 2015 with good reason. We are back to Marica Cooks Monday and this is what I’ll be cooking today. A big Food Favorite fall stew. Enjoy! Yesterday I mentioned the start of Fall Squirrel season, which in Mississippi runs from the first of October to the last of February. That of course
Most fools think they are only ignorant. Benjamin Franklin, 1748 He that makes an Ass of himself must not take it ill if Men ride him. Thomas Fuller, 1732 None is a fool always, everyone sometimes. George Herbert, 1640 Anybody who feels at ease in the world today is a fool. Robert Hitchens, 1959 Heh.
You, the homemaker, are the backbone of the world. If it weren’t for you there would be no home, no family, or world fit to live in. You are a homemaker: chef (and many famous chefs couldn’t please your family as well as you do!), nurse (ever kiss a child’s skinned knee and he stopped
It’s Drudge Work Monday. BUT. The internet is awful. The internet can be awesome. There are some really dumb people out there in the world. There are some really smart people out there. Here’s the story. I had picked up a couple of books from the FOL freebie table. I finally retrieved them from the
“But there is another sort of traveling and another sort of reading. You can eat the local food and drink the local wines, you can share the foreign life, you can begin to see the foreign country as it looks, not to the tourist, but to its inhabitants. … So with the old literature. “…
Those of a certain age will remember James J. Kilpatrick (1920-2010), a true political pundit (“learned man”) before the term came into popular use. He and Shana Alexandra were sparing partners on 60 Minutes, and that’s how he’s remembered. For years, though he wrote a syndicated column on English and English usage. I remember reading
There is no more faulty method of discipline than that of severely punishing a child for some outbreak against moral or school law before a hearing has been given him… . Practical School Discipline–Applied Methods Part 2 , Beery, Ray C., 1917. That’s from one of the projects I’m working on at Distributed Proofreaders (DP).
Human virtues are plants which never strike a deep root unless shaken by misfortune. Virtue consists in the directing of our intellectual and physical energies to a praiseworthy end; but if our energies be naturally feeble, or dwindle and wither away through lack of exercise, our virtue, by a necessary consequence, must become dwarfish and
I picked up The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide (1902, reprinted 1966) and was skimming through the section on “Educational History,” and came across these two titles (grabbed screen shots at Archive dot org). Here’s the blurb in The Literature of American History: Together these two works, which are really companions, present a
June 6, 1944– Tonight’s communiqué just in from D-Day invasion headquarters summarizes the news. “Allied forces,” it says, “have succeeded in their initial landings in France; and fighting continues.” Lowell Thomas was the Walter Cronkite of radio. Beginning in 1930, he broadcast twice each evening on CBS radio. It was said that his voice had