Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
Photo by Marek Okon.
As a way to live a life and leave it, one could do worse.
Born of a humble & poor family,
Received minimum education, Learnt how to live by himself at fourteen, Survived storms, one after another: Bullets, starvation … the rest “Autobiography”
The Gentleman’s Armchair.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I blame my reading habit on a variety of the most insistent pushers and pimps.
New arrivals. From left to right, joy and laughter, literary …
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Listening to the audio-book version of Michael Lewis’s
The Fifth Risk. Confirming and infuriating. The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis, 2018
Forgot to check the mail yesterday, and this morning a nice surprise.
Break the Mirror: The Poems of Nanao Sakaki, 1986. I ordered another volume, Let’s Eat Stars, which will hopefully arrive on Monday. How to Live on … the rest “Break The Mirror, Nanao Sakaki”
Peter Green (1946-2020)
I just heard from my friend Jeff Brown, an excellent guitarist in his own right, that former Fleetwood Mac guitarist
Peter Green has passed.
I wasn’t aware that Green wrote
Black Magic Woman, the iconic track made famous by … the rest “Peter Green”
“Anything real begins with the fiction of what could be. Imagination is, therefore, the most potent force in the universe, and a skill you can get better at. It’s the one skill in life that …
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I read about all the hit Netflix shows based on Coben’s books so I bit.
If the people in my real life were as one dimensional and clichéd as the characters in this book, I’d probably end up on the …
the rest “The Boy From the Marketing Department”
Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district.
This woman should be the President of the United States.
If we survive the malice and incompetence of Donald Trump and the Republican party, one day she will be.
This is not new, and that is the problem. Mr. Yoho
the rest “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”
My friend Rex Siegler uses old-school tools. Visit “
…and my typewriter too.“
Rex Seigler, July 23, 2020
Freshly painted vegetables always taste better than store-bought.
Kyra Mills, Garden Color, 2020
Still capture from Manhatta (1921)
Walt Whitman’s poetry frames scenes from 1920s New York in this film classic.
Billed as ‘a study of the modern Babylon-on-the-Hudson’, the short film
Manhatta (1921) captures the rapidly developing cityscape of New York in the early 1920s. Made in … the rest “Manhatta (1921)”
The latest from my good friend
I was curious about the provenance of this photo I found unlabeled on another blog. I did a Google search where you upload a photo to try and identify it.
The image above shows up in a web search listed …
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Not a joke. That’s what they are calling secret police/troop deployment on American home soil.
Update: Now called Operation Legend.
Apparently, the name
Operation Legend refers to what the DOJ is doing in Kansas City right now… the rest “Operation Diligent Valor”
Emma Lazarus was born on this date in 1849. Her verse was once a celebration and a welcome. Now it has become nostalgic lament. Please re-awaken Mother of Exiles.
The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
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An installment of my Library of America subscription arrived today. Melville. I should be able to rip through this in no-time.
Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza Tales, The Confidence-Man, Uncollected Prose, Billy Budd
Annie soars over all these tracks.
When Joe Williams joins in on Everyday I Have the Blues, chills.
Annie Ross’s vibrato mimicking the lead trumpet shakes defined the sound.
Swinging so hard.
Dipshit Condensed. (Slab Serif)
For typography buffs…
You may also like Illuminati Bold, a type of smeared sans-serif.