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Weekend 479.0

“O Lord, let me know my end and the number of days left to me; show me how fleeting my life is.” — Daily Meditations on the Psalms Reflection: When time is limited, we prioritize and focus on what we should be doing. If we remain aware that our time on earth is quite limited, […]

S14A316

(1) YouTube 80s (1a) WarGames Soundtrack(1b) Cobra Kai Season 3, All Easter Eggs & References Explained! (1c) Every Video Game in ‘Ready Player One’ Explained By Author Ernest Cline

Weekend 474.3

“Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.” — George Orwell, 1984

Weekend 474.2 (Fur Coat or Underwear?)

(1) A couple more from Tomorrow-land by Joseph Tirella: “Each group ultimately wanted the same thing—as Leary later said, ‘to weaken faith and conformity to the 1950s social order’—but each would explore their own ways of changing the culture.” “An entirely new and different youth culture was taking shape, and in the summer of 1965, it […]

Weekend 473.1

“Michelangelo and Walt Disney are the stars of my show.”  — Robert Moses (1) A quote from Tomorrow-land by Joseph Tirella: “Although not one to share the spotlight—or the credit—Moses wanted Disney to have a headlining role at his Fair. From the get-go the Master Builder and the Master Showman hit it off. Although Moses […]

Question Answered

My one oversized box arrived from the US. I shipped a couple of books and have answered the question —  if you were on a deserted island and could only bring one (or ten) books. (1) How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of your Life by Pat Williams with Jim […]

Weekend 467.0

(1) A quote from Brick: A Social History by Carolyne Haynes: “Bricks do not stand alone, they work best with a sticky material to bind them together. So, wound into this story of bricks is an exploration of the use of lime. If bricks are mostly ignored, lime is rarely mentioned at all. Even the […]

Weekend 465.0

“The danger of these expeditions was no doubt very great, but the spoils were in proportion, and there was not a boy or man of the seafaring population of Devon who would not gladly have gone with the adventorous captain.” — Under Drake’s Flag by G.A. Henty (1) Scan from ‘American Historical Playing Cards’ with […]

Modernity in miniature

(1) I’ve clipped the blog post title from a chapter in the excellently written British Rail Architecture 1948-97 by David Lawrence. “For centuries architects have used miniature versions of their designs to communicate their ideas to emperors, oligarchs, magnates, civil servants and audiences who must be engaged to ensure a project is approved for development. […]

Weekend 461.1

(1) A quote from Walt Disney and the Quest for Community: “The EPCOT philosophy continued in other ways. Disney’s favorite community topic was transportation, be it model railroading or promoting the monorail. It should come as no surprise that the EPCOT concept’s most lasting influence would be in the area of public transportation. Community Transportation […]

Weekend 461.0

(1) Miss Prim At Clear Creek (The American Conservative) “It is a simple tale that speaks of something that has been in the human heart since always: the search for paradise lost, that indefinable nostalgic sense that we all have engraved in our hearts. A nostalgia that at times savors of childhood, and which neither […]

Weekend 460.0

(1) A quote from In Unfamiliar England by Thos D. Murphy: “The most impressive feature of the abbey ruin is the massive square tower of the gateway, which stands intact, its ancient state almost undiminished. The abbey has a long history, for Edmund, King of East Anglia, was slain near at hand by the Danes […]

KH3 DLC Postscript

I published my own theory about the end of KH3 before I played Re:Mind. I’m going back now to some of the worlds to take screenshots for #PS4Share. I really love the posters in Twilight Town and Scala ad Caelum. The latter is maybe one of the loneliest worlds in the entire series. The honor […]

Weekend 459.1

“A station is far more than a group of buildings where the passenger catches [the] train, buys a ticket, a meal or a newspaper. It expresses the very nature of rail transport. The new stations, with their functional look, provide for a smooth flow of passengers of all times. Clear sign-posting, logical arrangement of essential […]

Weekend 457.0

Quotes from Paul by N.T. Wright: “But the dark powers do not give up easily.” “Ephesus was famous as the home of all kinds of magic, the dark and powerful arts that were always popular on the edge of mainstream paganism. When Acts describes converted magicians burning their secret books as evidence of the impact […]