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.
What do you make of this? Genuinely interested in your th. [Insert your thoughts here.] Do your thoughts change with the knowledge that this work of art measures about 10’ x 12’ or so? Whatever you make of this as a single piece, can you conceive of it as the inspirational motif for the interior
Only one state’s top colleges all earned FIRE’s highest free speech rating. Mississippi just became the second. by FIREDecember 2, 2019 Jackson State becomes 6th Mississippi college to earn FIRE’s top rating for free speech University removes ban on any showing of X-rated movies, among other changes JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 2, 2019 — Jackson State University
“Catching the Turkey” Grandma Moses 1940 More in the “Catching the Turkey” series here. Though I know little about Grandma Moses, primitivism, or art, I am a fan of Anna Mary Robertson, and enjoy looking at her work. “A Blizzard” 1956
The Vikings mourn the loss of Fred Cox, one of our proudest legends and a member of the 50 Greatest Vikings, the team said in a statement. In 1972, while still playing for the Vikings, Cox came up with the idea of a soft football to prevent leg injuries to kids. He and partner John
I took a break and stumbled across this under the sub-head: Ladies and Gentlemen, Our Betters I swear, at first I didn’t get it. Duh. Kyle Kulinski has no idea what an aerial view of farmland looks like. [Smiles. Shakes head. Returns to cleaning toilets and vacuuming up Missy fur.]
Some good ones up at Powerline’s The Week in Pictures.
At Instapundit just now, linking to this. If you’ll bear with me while I do some Hip Gimp related tidying up around the joint, I’ll tell you why. Oh what the heck? I’ll tell you why now. It’s because they are insufferable little prigs, that’s why. More on this to come.
Unless there’s something watch-worthy about the weather— which there most definitely is not today same as yesterday and tomorrow, hot— my first stop of the day is lileks.com, the bleat. James Lileks’ father died not long ago and we, his readers, have been sorting through what’s in the house.
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
Mr. Big Food has arranged a very cool two-day workshop at a beach location. Unfortunately, the beach hotel charges an exorbitant amount of money for boxed lunches. So he did some thinking– which he’s really good at– came up with a plan, consulted with me and the other work shoppers, and we’re going to set
Anyway, I found the file. It reminded me that I have a vast collection of . . . of stuff, and while it’s not unique – I got it from somewhere, after all – the connections between the bits of stuff is unique. That’s what the Decades Project is all about. A Unified Field Theory
via American Digest. Well worth 11 minutes of your life.
Any talk of saving culture, or restoring culture, begins with a defense of the humanities. Any hope of cultural revival equally begins with a re-emergence of the humanities. Any hope to truly celebrate—though not uncritically—the human person rests with being drenched in the dewfall of the humanities. The death of the humanities really does mean
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).
I don’t think that you can get a better sense of the sort of meaning than from what is in every bookshop in this city… . Douglas Murry via Powerline
That we have Facebook to “keep up with friends” is this century’s version of “I read Playboy for the articles.” That’s what telephones are for. If you don’t care enough about the person to give them a call now and then, you don’t really care about “keeping up” with them—you’re interested in their keeping up with you. You want them
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.
via AoSHQ Sunday Morning Book Thread; Check out the photo of the mirrored library, as well. There’s a 12 volume collection of books for children with My Book House as part of the title: They are beautiful books. Images from Archive.org where you can borrow the books for 14 days. This is interesting– and disconcerting.
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