Saturday, November 29, 2008

November 29, 2008

Patience - NY Public Library by Edward Clark Potter.

Map of Holiday Market. Union Square is
the best one in the city.

Not too crowded.

Another view.

Homemade ornaments.

Today was Crazy Hat day for the
Jam Sellers at Beth's Farm Kitchen.

Wreath City.

Joe Ades. Check out Today Show Video.

Pepper Wreath.

Gandhi in Christmas spirit.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all !

There are three movies that I must watch on Thanksgiving:
1. March of the Wooden Soldiers. Quotes.
2. The Wizard of Oz. IMDB.
3. Peter Pan with Mary Martin. IMDB.

Who's the dirtiest dog in this wonderful world?
(Captain Hook! Captain Hook!)

Finished 1 & 2, about to watch 3 and then on to Football.

Today's NYT Crossword in Gothic has a great link to the History of Thanksgiving.

A friend sent me this from today's Macy's parade.

Turkey awaiting carving. The NYT has a great video
and instructions for Carving.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

November 22, 2008

Came across this poster on
the net.

Tried By War, James McPherson's new book, is featured in a
good article in today's NYT.

Wonderful time in NYC. The Holiday markets are now open.
My favorite is Union Square, but Grand Central and Bryant Park
are also worth a visit.

Union Square Holiday Market.

Bryant Park Holiday Shops.

Grand Central Holiday Fair.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 15, 2008

17th Street has been given back
to the Greenmarket. Lots more room.

Rain doesn't scare Joe Ades.

Read the Newsweek excerpt, now
on to the book.

In my library and next on line.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

November 8, 2008

The New York Times Crossword in Gothic
has Black Swans today.
The above book is a companion piece to
Fooled by Randomness. Both books are topical
during this financial meltdown

McPherson is the Civil War writer I like best.
This , so far, is a great read.

Even Super-Salesmen know when to get out of
the Rain.

Hot Peppers.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1, 2008

A Month of events and holidays.
A period of reflections and

Happy November which starts with All Saints Day.

Día de los Muertos, November 2.

Don't forget to vote.

Veteran's Day.

John McCrae "In Flanders Field":

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Wild Turkeys off Route 55,
Bethel, NY.

A gift from Hubble:
a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies called Arp 147.

Time for a re-read of an
old classic.

From Letter to Vettori:
"On the coming of evening, I return to my house and enter my study; and at the door I take off the day's clothing, covered with mud and dust, and put on garments regal and courtly; and reclothed appropriately, I enter the ancient courts of ancient men, where, received by them with affection, I feed on that food which only is mine and which I was born for, where I am not ashamed to speak with them and to ask them the reason for their actions; and they in their kindness answer me; and for four hours of time I do not feel boredom, I forget every trouble, I do not dread poverty, I am not frightened by death; entirely I give myself over to them."