3430 Crappy old books and counting here on Farther Along Farm. Better pick up the pace before it’s too late.
Jeremy Glick was on an Airphone, and so was Todd Beamer. “I know I’m not going to get out of this,” the sales account manager for Oracle, who lived in Cranbury, N.J., told Lisa Jefferson, a GTE Airphone operator. He asked her to pray with him and told her that some passengers might make a
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. “…
In looking for something, I stumbled upon this very legit question from Nancy R. Along with the ____ ____ ____ ____ moronically stupid ____ answers from a bunch of ____ idiots. I perked up a bit here. And then, as casually as I could, I got up, walked outside and screamed. This is rich, you
The U.S. National Hurricane Center is warning that Hurricane Dorian could grow to a massive Category 3 storm by Sunday night and will likely blast the east coast of Florida before moving inland. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/08/29/hurricane-dorian-expected-to-hit-florida-sunday-night-n2552357 It will come as no surprise to regular readers that I’ve been following Dorian in my spare time. The forecast path
Monday, monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da)So good to me (ba-daba-da-da-da)Monday mornin, it was all I hoped it would beOh monday mornin, monday mornin couldn’t guarantee (ba-da ba-da-da-da)That monday evenin you would still be here with me Monday, monday, can’t trust that dayMonday, monday, sometimes it just turns out that wayOh monday mornin you gave me no warnin
It is the position of DOE that Americans should set their thermostats to whatever temperature they choose. It is the position of this American citizen that the Department of Energy (DOE) should be disassembled and abolished. Living in the real world, this American citizen understands that this will not happen any time soon. Therefore, this
This is hilarious. I tried to buy a gun at Walmart twice, and roadblocks left me empty-handed both times I encourage you to read the whole thing because it is laugh out loud funny how completely ignorant some people are. Pay particular attention to the “roadblocks,” otherwise know as rules. So this woman starts by
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
I like technology just as much as the next country mouse but if you turn your life over to something over which you– you— do not have ultimate control, you deserve working up a sweat walking up the steps in your non-air conditioned apartment to physically check on your spawn.
Today I yanked out the green peas and Mr. Big Food and I shelled what I’d harvested this week. He’s already planed several meals of peas for next week. Sitting at the kitchen table watching the errant pea fall to the floor, I was reminded of Miss M’s first experience shelling black eyed peas years
Mr. Big sent me an article yesterday with the subject line “the return of the primitive.” He should have said, “the return of the idiocy.” The article, Cool Your Home Without Air Conditioning, was originally published in Popular Science. It is very much like all other PS articles that I happen upon. Its tone is
I posted the following on October 2, 2013. Reposting it in its entirety (though reformatted) for the Memorial Day weekend, 2019. Ernie Pyle was an American journalist and war correspondent. A quick perusal of Brave Men confirms that he wrote from the perspective of the common soldier. A few snippets from Chapter 35, “A Last Word”: This final
I’m pleased to report that arrived back at Farther Along Farm without incident. Not that there weren’t plenty of incidents, but none kept us from arriving home safely. We left in good time. Saw the big digger at the edge of the cotton field as soon as we turned onto the road. As we approached,
Author’s Introduction: Imagine if Homer, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, and the other great poets of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages had been given the gift, not only to peer into the twenty-first century, but to correspond with we who live in that most confusing and rudderless of centuries. Had it been in their power
A perplexing riddle affecting dozens of families in the Cleveland area has finally been solved, but not before weeks of wreaking havoc on people who – bizarre as it sounds – were unable to open their car and garage doors. Car Keys Mysteriously Stopped Working in This Small Ohio Town, And We Now Know Why
I am confused about something. I’ve been doing some research regarding an upcoming purchase of a couple to things involving electricity. Customer service at the company seems not to understand my question, and the more I tried figuring out the answer to my particular question, the more I wanted to learn the general principles underlying
This post is dedicated to the geezers– young and old (said very affectionately)– who think the end of Western Civilization is nigh. Don’t get me wrong, I share your sentiments. When we have a national conversation about KFC in the halls of congress, all is most certainly not well. I have spent the last 20
Oh. It’s become silly alright! Well beyond silly if you ask me.