[Updated ever so slightly. There were two more readings on the next page.] Born this day in 1770, William Wordsworth. Daily Readings: Landor’s “To Wordsworth” (Can’t find it. Here’s Landor’s bio. “To the Cuckoo” “Daffodils” “Tintern Abbey“ “Lucy Gray” Arnold’s “Memorial verses” Daffodils [I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud] I wander’d lonely as a cloud
Originally posted February 29, 2016 Added 3/17/20: Tuesday’s are supposed to be Recipe Tuesdays. So here you go! Please note that you do not have to go to town to get your veggies or crackers. Provided you have a chicken or some parts of a chicken laying around, all you need to do is look
Three weeks or so ago, when the MS NWS (Mississippi branch of the National Weather Service) alerted me to prepare for tornado season, I checked my preps. This is something I do twice a year. Being prepared for tornadoes, hurricanes, power outages, and zombies makes preparing to spend significant amounts of time isolated here on
A Weatherflow site at Calibogue Sound, Georgia, recently measured sustained winds of 37 mph (63 km/h) and a gust to 49 mph (79 km/h). An observation at Sapelo Island, Georgia, recently measured sustained winds of 35 mph (56 km/h) and a gust to 48 mph (77 km/h). It’s going to rain a lot on Miss
If you’re reading this, could you tell me what the switches to the left of the sink in the apartment turn on? Can’t figure it out. Thanks!
Happy Day After Mother’s Day! A comment from SueK yesterday reminded me of something. We wished each other Happy Mother’s Day and she said, “Telephone time!” Kids were calling. Back in the crappy olden days when everyone had a landline, Mother’s Day was the busiest day of the year for calls. Sometimes when you tried
Surprise! It’s a Mother’s Day guest blog post! by Miss M from 2014 I have the best daughters!
Turn your speakers up all the way. The Days Gone by! O the days gone by!The apples in the orchard, and the pathway through the rye;The chirrup of the robin, and the whistle of the quailAs he piped across the meadows sweet as any nightingale;When the bloom was on the clover, and the blue was
That’s what I said. I said, “I’ll do Harbrace, Little-Brown, and Strunk & White, but not Google.” Some background is in order. Mr. Big Food and I had a terrible row this morning. We are in full agreement on noun-pronoun agreement (e.g., “Every child has their his or her favorite toy”; alt. “All children have
The preferred model of the smart person is someone whose living space is overwhelmed with books – piled on tables, chairs, shelves, heaped in the corner. Occasionally the occupant will think “now, what was it that Arnold Hasgrove said about agrarian populism in the late 19th century? I just saw that book – ah, it
For reasons that have everything to do with this post, I’ve spent the last two days scouring my pictures files, and an array of folders with pictures in them, looking for pictures. Along the way, I wondered, when did Daughter C move in? And out and in again? And out and in again w/ The
I always keep a spot of mad money tucked away so I won’t have to leave a book behind and be mad about it. H/t Miss M who sent me this on Pinterest. Thanks, man.
Book of Etiquette Volume I by Lillian Eichler (1923)– and check this out! You can get an e-copy for free!
Happy Birthday, Miss M!
On top of the world!
It is not in my head, it is in my hand : Es ist nicht in meinem Kopf, es ist in meiner Hand. That’s according to Babylon. So I was completely wrong, and Daughter C & Miss M were close to being 100% right. [At issue was Mama’s “test” to know when one has put