My Blog Week: June 17 to June 23

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In this week’s Figure, part six of “Peas in a Pod”, Richard reunites with his father, helped along by Thomas’s kindness, and meets an old family acquaintance; on Monday, an Assorted Opinions, going back to the underlying structure of a joke; on Tuesday, a poem “When You See God”. Wednesday, Giarma’s story continues in Yoharie: “Report from the Trenches” (part two), with her recollection of a pivotal moment. Thursday, more Catastrophe, Hess in the ruins of Saint-Pierre, seeking description. On Friday, part three of “Are You Adaptable”, in which Stenner raises a question, and Beloye finds Dan’s instant rivalry with him annoying. Saturday, another Assorted Opinions, this time on the theme of hectoring creative people.
Images on my posts usually have a link to related information (click first image), sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical, sometimes in answer to a direct reference. Since people can be leery about links, I include them here: what they are, what sites they point to.





My Blog Week: June 17 to June 23


A Figure from the Common Lot: Peas in a Pod (part six)
June 17

PBS: Prohibition: Roots of the Prohibition Movement


Assorted Opinions: A Cross Between
June 18

YouTube: Clip from Bewitched (featuring Larry Tate)


When You See God (poem)
June 19 Allan Michael Parker, “The God of Draperies”


Yoharie: Report from the Trenches (part two)
June 20

Martha Stewart: Cranberry Sauces Recipes


La Catastrophe de la Martinique: ten
June 21

LOC: In the rum district, Saint-Pierre (photo)


Are You Adaptable (part three)
June 22

Weird History: Even History’s Most Evil Dictators Had Pets


Assorted Opinions: The Green-Eyed Monster
June 23 Sylvia Plath bio





New Old Posts


Tactical Exercises: Hammersmith (fifteen)
June 21

NYT: Perfect Pitch: A Gift of Note for Just a Few


The New Bogossus (poem)
June 22

Poetry Foundation: Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus”




“He writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash.”


H. L. Mencken, on U.S. President Warren G. Harding.

(find this quote on Goodreads)




Backborough Lane: Hammersmith (sixteen)
June 23

LOC: Philadelphia Street Scene (photo)




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