My wife went off to some sort of wild knitting revels tonight, which meant that I had to put both girls to bed myself. The outcome? Both down on time, and no crying! The Lord be praised for small mercies.----------------Listening to: Cake - Comfort Eagle - 03 - Shadow Stabbingvia FoxyTunes
My wife has an excellent pie crust recipe. I'm not sure of its provenance, but she's a trained pastry chef, so whether she concocted it or it merely receives her stamp of approval, you can be assured that it's quite good.The other day at work, a woman with whom I have shared this recipe asked … Continue reading Pie crust
Leninism was not only a heresy [from Marxism]; it was exactly the same heresy which created fascism.....Why did the normal recovery [from the start of the Great Depression] not take place?To find the answer we must probe beneath the conventional view of Herbert Hoover and his successor as president, Franklin Roosevelt. The received view is … Continue reading Quotations from Modern Times by Paul Johnson
I have them down as three new books over on my list, but it's really more like a two books and a half. There just aren't rules for this situation! I read Mike by PG Wodehouse, which I had read the latter half of previously. The book was originally written and published as a large … Continue reading Two books and a half
I enjoyed this poem. Probably because it has to do with reading.
Where am I? Oh, yeah. Way behind on my book reviews, no wonder I recognise the scenery.Partly this is because I'm starting the year with quite a string of new books. 14 of the first 15 have been books I've never read before. And, to be fair, I've reviewed a few of them already.My Grandfather's … Continue reading Boy, this looks familiar
Huckabee ain't a quitter, I see. I guess he knows that all quitters are losers. Too bad some losers aren't quitters.And, on a serious note, I'm not sure I can hold my nose long enough to vote for McCain.----------------Listening to: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The Real Deal: Greatest Hits Vol 2 - … Continue reading It’s funnier because the movie was bad.
There's something about Hamlet that speaks deeply to me. Not that I have anything in common with him, really, but so many of the lines of the play resonate with me as being exemplary of the common human condition. I'm always a little surprised to find people who have encountered Hamlet and not felt that … Continue reading Words, Words, Words
I don't know. I didn't know at the time, nor do I know now.As I rode the bus home from work the other day, I saw a woman get on the bus and I thought I saw something drop out of her bag on the ground just before she boarded. By the time I managed … Continue reading Did I do right?