Family, History, Literature

Occasional Quote of the Day: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen

No, that’s not actually the quote of the day. It’s just a line from one of my favorite poems. The actual quote of the day for today, September 20, 2020, is “Of all losses, time is the most irrecuperable for it can never be redeemed.”–King Henry VIII I have no idea if Henry VIII ever actually… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen

Beauty, Humor

An Open Letter To My Spectacles

Dear Spectacles, I’m giving you fair warning here: I’ve had enough. Enough of your silly games. Enough of listening to you snicker as I stumble blindly around the house trying to find you after you’ve hidden yourselves away for the infinity-umpteenth time (borrowed that locution from my granddaughter who, when she was four, learned about… Continue reading An Open Letter To My Spectacles

Family, Family Matters, History, War

Commemorating “Battle of Britain Day.” And my Auntie Betty (1912-2014)

I was reminded, via a post on Ricochet, that today (September 15) is "Battle of Britain Day,"  The post is currently behind the member paywall.  If it's promoted to the public feed, I'll add a link. UPDATE: The post was promoted to the public feed.  Link is here. This is the story of Auntie Betty,… Continue reading Commemorating “Battle of Britain Day.” And my Auntie Betty (1912-2014)

Culture, Literature

Occasional Quote of the Day: The Pithiest Book Review Ever

Few American writers of the twentieth century so embody the quotably pungent and pithy in their prose as does Dorothy Rothschild Parker. Google her name, and her often caustic, witty, gems just tumble out at you: “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”–“If you want to know what God thinks… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: The Pithiest Book Review Ever