“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” The Dude
Had a very nice Christmas Eve at home with our two kids. Today we're heading north to Hollywood to visit my wife's sister and husband. He and I usually exchange nice bottles of something or other. Merry Christmas, all!
I’m at my nj sister where te Florida sister came to visit for the holidays. Lots of kids running around. Presents were opened last night. In DR we used to open those in the morning.
Looks like TOP.
So chick, you actually sprung for a collection of Dylan interviews? The effect has to be like eating a three course meal of whipped cream, whipped cream and whipped cream. Pretentious whipped cream.
I think I got a hernia for Christmas. (not kidding)
I like to read on the throne.Where knowledge seeps out.
Very clean living quarters you have there, CL, is that shelf in front of a window? Or, put another way, is there a window behind your bookshelf?Robert Zimmerman, formerly of Hibbing, Minnesota, is a funny son of a bitch, and he loved putting on or otherwise sending up interviewers. I haven't read an interview of his since 1966 or so, but I remember laughing at how outrageous he was, even then.I am currently reading a work by and about Leonardo Da Vinci, that is, Leonardo, from Vinci. Roberto da Hibbing, while no Da Vinci, is also another smart guy, altho' Leo thought painting was far superior an art form to music. Which reminds me, Bobby is a painter and a sculptor now - welding up gates is one of his hobbies up there in the hills above The 'Bu.Let us know what you learn about English - I used to read about such things but now I spend my time reading Voltaire, translated into English.
My wife gave me the James Herriot books for Christmas. I love those books; they're like old friends. Thankfully, she got the paperback editions. The hardcovers fetch over $100 apiece. Again, thankfully, we're both cheap, so she knew not to splurge on that.Merry Christmas.P.S. My daughter (equally as cheap) went totally out of character and treated me to tickets to see my beloved Boston Bruins when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes.
Lovely reading nook. Surrounded by books and well lit with a nice place to set your coffee or scotch while reading. Books are wonderful things. Tactile books, I mean. Ebooks may be convenient but they aren't the same as "real" living books.
Ebooks are good when traveling. Otherwise I read paper books, often from the library. Last week I had an interesting thing happen @ the library. I hold doors from people. The response varies from nothing to genuine thanks. This time I was holding a door for a Somali woman who was a few steps behind me. She gave me a big smile and a genuine thanks but said, "You are a nice man, thank you. But my culture says men go first." It was a positive, edifying, encounter.
ampersand, Hope you can deal w/ the hernia w/o surgery.
The Olde English book is by far the most interesting one so far.
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