Saturday, April 22, 2017
Today I joined my activist friends for another march. A year ago, who would have believed that we would be marching to demonstrate that science is real? Truth really is stranger than alternative facts.
Posted at 12:41 PM
Friday, April 21, 2017
Happy birthday, CB!
Today is also International Tea Day so in honor of the double occasion I present the following from Bret Harte's parody of Jane Eyre.
Drawing a chair into a recess, I sat down with folded hands, calmly awaiting the arrival of my master. Once or twice a fearful yell rang through the house, or the rattling of chains, and curses uttered in a deep, manly voice, broke upon the oppressive stillness. I began to feel my soul rising with the emergency of the moment.
"You look alarmed, miss. You don't hear anything, my dear, do you?" asked the housekeeper nervously.
"Nothing whatever," I remarked calmly, as a terrific scream, followed by the dragging of chairs and tables in the room above, drowned for a moment my reply. "It is the silence, on the contrary, which has made me foolishly nervous."
The housekeeper looked at me approvingly, and instantly made some tea for me.
I drank seven cups; as I was beginning the eighth, I heard a crash, and the next moment a man leaped into the room through the broken window.
Posted at 9:21 AM
Thursday, April 20, 2017
We celebrated Easter by going to the SAM to see the Jacob Lawrences and the Paul Allens.
This amazing tree fills the atrium at SAM. Probably hangs over the dining room table at Paul Allen's house.
Turner out-Venices Venice:
A lonely dog in an Edward Hopper painting.
Thomas Hart Benton is one of my favorites.
Posted at 9:27 PM