How to Meow in Yiddish: Once The Night Horses Left Me Perhaps in Eternity, which I know we experience a taste of now, there are no personal pronouns? Except the Eternal I Am.
Jumbo’s Ghost: Elephants and Machines in Motion – And after Jumbo’s death, his hide was stuffed and continued to tour with Barnum, eventually retiring to the showman’s eponymous natural history museum at Tufts University, where the elephant became a school mascot. The taxidermied Jumbo was destroyed by a fire in 1975. All that remains of his great hide is the tail — accidentally severed and stored in the university archives — and a small pile of ashes, kept in a Peter Pan Crunchy Peanut Butter jar, which still resides in the office of Tufts’ athletic director.
The beautiful Russia | The government will be in the air, in a magnificent suspended structure attached to a huge blimp. The blimp will fly over the Imperial States, where the government will look through binoculars to see if all is well, all according to plan. As in Ancient China, the position of Minister of Clouds will be introduced, along with the Head of the Department of Federal Dreams and many other fascinating positions – Lord of the Forest, Guardian of the Waters, etc. There will be several women in the government. Beautiful and strict.
Aboard the World’s First Hot-Air Balloon Restaurant – The first in-the-sky course is typically a seafood cocktail. The natural, fresh ingredients can be prepared raw, cooked low, or cooked slow. This summer, Schmeinck has served langoustines (a Norwegian lobster-like delicacy), fresh clams, and lobster with passionfruit, lightly fermented yellow carrots, and glasswort (a saltmarsh plant that Schmeinck dubs “sea veggies”).
Rome: America’s MOTHER, Perspectives & Historic Echoes
Cometh The Horsemen | Michael Yon and Dr Jordan B Peterson – YouTube We are heading into one of the most epic famines in world history, where the poor will freeze in the dark and burn in the sun while they starve. Michael Yon, one of America’s youngest Green Berets at 19 years old, joins Dr Jordan B Peterson to discuss the current state of affairs across the globe. Michael has traveled and lived over half of his life abroad in more than 80 countries . Author of three books in the United States and three others in Japan, he is America’s most experienced combat correspondent.
The American Path: Song of the Open Road – Walt Whitman
A European’s FIRST IMPRESSIONS of TEXAS
Saudi Arabia reveals design for 170-kilometre-long mirrored skyscraper Saudi Arabia reveals 170-kilometre-long mirrored skyscraper to house nine million people. The Saudi Arabian government has unveiled visuals of a 500-metre-tall linear city named The Line, which will be built near the Red Sea as part of Neom. Set to stretch 170 kilometres across northwest Saudi Arabia, the megastructure, which will have mirrored facades, will be 500 metres tall, but only 200 meters wide.
Lake Baikal, The Turquoise Lake In The Wilds Of Russia Estimated to be at least 25 million years old, Lake Baikal is the oldest lake in the world.
Why (and How) I Use a Typewriter Why do I love them so much?They’re made for doing one thing: writing. There are no distractions, no email to check, no alerts that grab your attention (except the “ding” that tells you to return the carriage). Some people look at these old machines and think, “But you can’t access the internet on it!” Not being able to access the internet on my writing machine is a feature, not a bug.
They’re beautiful! Look at this 1947 Smith Corona Sterling, this 1948 Hermes Baby, this 1955 Royal Quiet Deluxe, this 1951 Princess 300, this 1957 Voss De Luxe, this 1960 Torpedo 18, or this 1960s Antares Annabella. They’re not just “something you write with,” they’re works of art. Does anyone smile or get all dreamy and nostalgic when they think of a 1998 Dell or a 2019 Chromebook? Even Macs, the most well-designed of computers, have limited charm.
Make a list of the 25 best novels of all-time. I bet most, if not all of them, were written on a typewriter (maybe even handwritten!), not a computer.
No one prints out an email or a text and sticks it to their bulletin board or tells someone else about it. Type a letter to someone and snail mail it (with the address and return address handwritten) and it will immediately become a prized possession (bills and IRS letters excluded).
No glitches, no viruses, no malware, no social media. Works during a power outage, too.
The Band of Holes | The fact is, we still don’t know who created the holes or why.
Elvis Presley-Jailhouse Rock Gayageum ver. by Luna
The Hammock Papers: Test.
Here is the test of wisdom,
Wisdom is not finally tested in schools,
Wisdom cannot be pass’d from one having it to another not having it,
Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof,
Applies to all stages and objects and qualities and is content,
Is the certainty of the reality and immortality of things, and the excellence of things;
Something there is in the float of the sight of things that provokes it out of the soul.
Now I re-examine philosophies and religions,
They may prove well in lecture-rooms, yet not prove at all under the spacious clouds and along the landscape and flowing currents.
— Walt Whitman, from “Song of the Open Road”