My Blog Week: Feb 11 to Feb 17

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Cartoon of American Gothic father and daughter cursing

Cartoon of the Week: American Gothic





Book One: 1870-1871, of A Figure from the Common Lot, came to its conclusion with this week’s episode. Honoré, loosely supervised, returns to the pursuit of his own interests, thwarting Broughton’s care to find him healthier quarters.
Chapter 5 of Inimical ended with Monday’s installment. Van Nest has given his oblique instructions; Mrs. Branstadt finds for the group a helper. Tuesday, a poem, “Refuge of Scoundrels”. Wednesday, part two of the poem-story “Bride to Be”, the title character telling her young kinswoman of her love, that bloomed on a note of challenge. Thursday’s Inimical began Chapter 6 with a coffee and cake afternoon, and the planting of suggestive seeds. In part twelve of Are You Haunted, Lettie tells Rohdl her story, and Powell finds his memories conflated with those of the tunnel’s permanent residents. Saturday, another sampling of Yoharie. This time, the featured characters are Kate Hibbler and the neighbor, Mat Busby.
Photos on my posts usually have a link to related information, sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical, sometimes in answer to a direct reference. Since people can be leery about clicking links, I include them here: what they are, what sites they point to.





My Blog Week: Feb 11 to Feb 17


A Figure from the Common Lot: Paris (part two)
February 11

Mental Floss: the Victorians’ Favorite Drug


The Power of Suggestion: Inimical (episode thirteen)
February 12

Explore St. Louis: Lafayette Square


Refuge of Scoundrels (poem)
February 13

Poetry Foundation: Nikki Giovanni, “The Great Pax Whitie”


Bride to Be (two)
February 14 Brian Swann, “Canon 501”


The Mutual Friend: Inimical (episode fourteen)
February 15
A page from one of my vintage cookbooks, “All About Home Baking”, General Foods, 1933.


Photo of page from old-time cookbook



Are You Haunted (part twelve)
February 16

Britannica: Panzer


Yoharie: Kate Hibbler and Mat Busby
February 17

MoneyCrashers: Buying an Old House?




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