January 20th, 2014

Rediscovered handwritten essay, quotes, and poems on the blank end pages of my childhood copy of Tennyson. 1917. Strange to have forgotten what was once so familiar.

January 9th, 2014

Three Hours for Lunch Club, Fulton Street & Walt Whitman, A Letter to a Sea Captain, the Rudeness of Poets, and lighthearted paragraphing.

December 22nd, 2013

Holiday stop at the tobacconist for some maduros.

December 21st, 2013

Character, as expressed in the body. 1932.

December 16th, 2013

This day is heavy with the loss of Joan Fontaine as well.
“I hope I’ll die on stage at the age of 105, playing Peter Pan.”

December 9th, 2013

Poor man’s dinner.

December 8th, 2013

Come warm yourself by the fire.

December 8th, 2013
This small book by E. L. Grant-Watson was written to teach you how to see all the incredible and interesting things happening during the most unlikely season of the year. “It will add considerably to the pleasure of a winter walk.” “The ivy, which flowers in December, gives a rich supply of honey to winter moths and those insects that survive the autumn.”

This small book by E. L. Grant-Watson was written to teach you how to see all the incredible and interesting things happening during the most unlikely season of the year. “It will add considerably to the pleasure of a winter walk.”

“The ivy, which flowers in December, gives a rich supply of honey to winter moths and those insects that survive the autumn.”

December 6th, 2013

"On Tuesday and Friday nights, we stayed home, dining quietly, listening to my records."

December 1st, 2013

Before WWII, Rudyard Kipling used the swastika as his emblem. In this 1914 book, his stamp is on the front page as well as embossed on the leather binding. After it became a symbol for the Nazi party, he banned the use of his prized stamp in 1935 and had them all destroyed since the good luck symbol had become ‘defiled beyond redemption’.

November 19th, 2013
It’s the telephone, ma’am,” she explained.
‘Oh!’ Felicity leapt to her feet in a flash, hurled the bone into the corner of the room, and flew towards the stairs. At her age one doesn’t trouble to investigate the origin of telephone calls before bounding off to the instrument; for despite any number of disappointments, hope—vague, vast, and uncontrollable—still runs high. To adopt the more cautious methods of one’s elders would be to miss a constantly recurring thrill and a great deal of exercise, while gaining nothing in return.
Greenery Street
November 18th, 2013

Beside me (middle), a 2,300+ year-old Greek lion looms during a visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with Eden of snowandgunpowder. I think it is obvious which one is which.

On Studio 33’s site, you can work on solving a mystery surrounding this epic statue: http://nelson-atkins.org/studio33/interactives/interactivelion

November 18th, 2013

500 years ago, Da Vinci invented a ‘‘viola organista’’ but it was never built… until today… thanks to Poland (I love Polish people). Listen to this gorgeous thing in concert for the very first time.

It is a marvel.

Read more about the instruments history and creation by “a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making.”

Leonardo Da Vinci’s wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years

November 10th, 2013

Afternoon amongst the ancients and contemporaries at the art museum. #nelsonatkins

November 10th, 2013

Assorted bookshelf No. 1: which of these have you read?

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