Endless River






(1) Two quotes from Sir Winston Churchill: “…whatever the worries of the hour or the threats of the future once the picture has begun to flow along…they pass out into shadow and darkness.” “Let us be contented with what has happened to us and thankful for all we have been spared. Let us accept the […]

Weekend 372.0 (…it’s worth trying to explain in picture…)






(1) Friday A/V Club: What We Left at the World’s Fair: John Crowley and Jason Robards look back at a festival of social planning (1a) The World of Tomorrow 1/6 The World of Tomorrow 2/6 The World of Tomorrow 3/6 The World of Tomorrow 4/6 The World of Tomorrow 5/6 The World of Tomorrow 6/6 […]

Weekend 368.0 (Independence Weekend)






(1) Liberal Cosmopolitans Lash Out at the Shattering of Their Worldview (National Review) “Liberal cosmopolitanism, regnant since the end of the Cold War, has bought completely into its own rightness. It is entirely devoted to an increasingly borderless political future carefully managed by technocrats and tempered by “compassion” and “tolerance” — all of which aims […]

Weekend 366.0






(1) England vs Great Britain vs United Kingdom Explained (Brilliant Maps) (2) The Stages of Grief at the Frontier by Jakub Grygiel (The American Interest)

Weekend 350.0






“On earth we are wayfarers, always on the go. This means that we have to keep on moving forward. Therefore be always unhappy about what you are if you want to reach what you are not.” – St. Augustine (1) China’s Ghost Cities (YouTube) (2) Light, time, legacy: Francis Towne’s watercolours review – the romance […]

The Orange Ninja (and other links)






I was at NYCC yesterday with my brother and snapped this photo of the orange ninja. It’s his 15th anniversary. (1) Naruto Manga Sequel Coming in 2015 (1a) Orange Ninja Factoid from Naruto: The Official Fanbook “According to the neighborhood records, Naruto’s hobby is gardening. A little surprising, but possibly he sees himself as a […]

Weekend 346.0 (Aloft from earth’s far boundaries)






(1) A quote from David Pryce-Jones: “For centuries, the character of Christian nations was formed and maintained by church architecture, stained glass, missals and poems like The Song of Roland, icons and frescoes, and statues and depictions of biblical motifs that even the greatest sculptors and painters concentrated on. Without such common belief and purpose, […]

le coup d’oeil de génie






Finished the Michael Korda tome on Ike. I still need to excerpt quotes, but love that his favorite painter was J.M.W. Turner. He “owned” a watercolor of Culzean Castle (by Turner) that hung in his bedroom and that he donated to the National Trust for Scotland shortly before his death. (1) What happens if Greece […]

Weekend 335.0

“…the fate of two great nations seems to be determined by some god-damned things called LSTs and LCIs.” – Winston Churchill

Weekend 318.0 (…a virtual cornucopia of unmonastic beauty)






(1) 22 Habits of Unhappy People (2) Everything Is Owed to Glory (WSJ – Registration Required) “But Wellington was the servant of a democratic government, while all Europe became enslaved to Napoleon’s insatiable personal ambition.” (2a) Churchill Still Stands Alone (WSJ) “Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all Marxist historians who think history is […]

Weekend 317.0 (Si monumentum requiris, circumspice)






(1) Burying the Body in One Place and the Heart in Another (WSJ) “During the medieval period, the belief that the physical and spiritual worlds were intertwined fed into the idea that the soul was located inside the heart. Many aristocrats and royals even had their hearts removed after death. Their corpses were then interred […]

Weekend 302.0 (And sunday always comes too late)






I think it’s like a nervous tick or something, but sometimes I get a song stuck in my head and then it takes days to get dislodged. This time it’s “Friday I’m In Love” by the Cure. It’s the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes and there are a couple of articles in the WSJ […]

Weekend 288.0






(1) These 20 Pictures Of Expo 67 Will Leave You Speechless. There Are No Words (1a) ‘Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future’ (WSJ) (2) As City Cycling Grows, So Does Bike Tax Temptation (3) Horst Brandstätter My Last Meal: The octogenarian head of Playmobil shares lunch at the staff canteen of the company […]

Weekend 282.0






(1) Churchill Is Home Again and Here to Stay (WSJ) (2) Cooking Up a Kitchen With Character (WSJ) (3) The future of the Astrodome Today's Prompt: An About Page for the Future. What would your blog's about page say in 10 years? Write it. http://t.co/2NqTtAWnvF — WordPress.com (@wordpressdotcom) November 9, 2013

Weekend 269.1 (…and all the rest)






“Art and religion (they are the same thing, in the end, of course) have given man the only happiness he has ever had.” – Willa Cather (1) A Day in the Life of Ruzwana Bashir: The cofounder of travel concierge website peek.com is changing the way we see the world. (WSJ Magazine) (2) A quote […]