Arrived three days earlier than expected! Twenty-three volumes. How terribly exciting!! Off to catalog.
via American Digest. Well worth 11 minutes of your life.
If you stand with your back to the wind, the pressure is low (and falling) in the direction of your left side, high to your right. (Applicable in the northern hemisphere; reversed in the southern; not applicable near the equator.) According to that infallible source: A version taught to Naval Cadets in WW2 is: “In
TV antennas are making a comeback in the age of digital streaming When we had the new tin roof put on, the fellow asked if we wanted to remove the antennas. We said no. I once hooked one up to an old stereo receiver and it was awesome. I like technology just as much as
Last weekend Daughter C & I supported our local economy. Earlier this week, I again supported our local economy. Our local economy is now on its own– which is to say, I have traded cash money for nearly everything that exists in our local economy that I wish to purchase. And so yesterday I went
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
And if you break that code, we’ll resort to Gregg shorthand! via Powerline’s “Week in Pictures“
Miss M informs me that she does not know who Currier & Ives were. Good grief! How can this be? The only explanation is that the public school system failed her. Oh. Wait. Okay. The only explanation is that the Art Appreciation class she took failed her. We’ll go with that one. Let’s not focus
“We are a pretty forward looking city but we get to remember old stuff,” Paul Revere IV said at the ceremony. I should hope that with a name like Paul Revere IV you might remember old stuff from time to time. But that’s not my name so I could be mistaken. In any case, that
One of my favorite quotes: Vocabulary and success go hand in hand. Investigation has shown that the man with a large number of words at his command is the one who comes to lead and direct his fellows. Through his knowledge of words, through his ability to make them express the exact shade of his
So one thing led to another today and we wound up at Mayfest– a celebration of the founding anniversary of a little town down the road. As a GRIT, this offended Miss M. Here’s my counter: Look how fat that’s lady’s thighs are! She’s trying real hard to be Southern. And then we
The book, whose inscription has garnered a fair amount of attention here on the blog, is The New Quest by Rufus M. Jones (1928).Jones was a Quaker: Rufus Jones (writer) Rufus Matthew Jones (January 25, 1863 – June 16, 1948) was an American writer, magazine editor, philosopher, and college professor. He was instrumental in the
Lots going on today! Since tomorrow is Good Friday, lots of businesses and such will be closed– even State!– so today substitutes for Friday-go-to-town-day. But first I have to get the first coat on. But before that I must post at least a little something. So I turned to a crappy old book, Christ and the
My latest Books Bygone column is out in our little newspaper. Also available here— along with all of the others! Take a look!It begins: Long, long ago, in a time far, far away—that would be before the days of Pinterest—crafty souls got their creative inspiration from magazines and books. These “idea” books often focused on
The reading of good books is one of the most helpful ways in which young people can develop themselves. One of the saddest mistakes I made in years gone by was utter neglect of reading. I now realize what I have missed by not having read and studied more. … [I]t is a spendid thing
Field & Stream Treasury: Memorable Articles and Stories From the Pages of America’s Number One Sportsman’s Magazine (1955) I’m cleaning my desktop. It tends to accumulate a lot of crappy old books that either need to be returned to their homes or find homes somewhere besides my desk.I’d forgotten all about this one which I
What we most need to know about any man is surely this: whether he is good or bad. To be sure, we seldom put the question so crudely. Indeed we often affect a scorn for mere goodness, persuading ourselves that we are more concerned with a man’s breeding, his intellectual vigor, his artistic skill or
The Tower in no particular order UPDATE (7:40am): Something’s wrong. Things aren’t looking as they should. I’m working on it. Part of the fun of collecting old books is in the finding of old books. Part of the fun in that is poking around different corners of the world, discovering what each has to offer.
One of the most important services the school can render the child is to bring him in touch with the world of books. In these the great minds of the past have expressed the insight into life which they possessed, and have done so in such as way that the manner of expression is almost
I stopped in at Palmer Home Thrift Store the other day and just happened to walk by the Christmas item table. Heh. That looks like the real thing. Indeed. I figured I could spare $0.50– that’s fifty cents– for a piece of Spode. I found a couple of other $0.50 items– crappy old books– and proceeded