Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Finally getting around to the oxymoron prompt (with an idiom or two to round things out). I'm taking a wine course, and I have a presentation coming up on the wines of New Zealand. This photo is evidence of my research--really, my unquenchable thirst for knowledge. All nine bottles originally held New Zealand wines. No admissions about how long I have been pursuing this project.
... is Rodman Hall. For better or worse, the only thing Hemingway about this is the reading materials inside it. Anyway, there was a positively silver glow about the (newly naked) trees and the building when I took this, that does not seem to have translated onto my picture.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
"I did not mean to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it" (J.S. Mill). "I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians" (D. Hume). One particularly pleasing element of this conjunction is that the Mill sign is not attached to the post itself, but to the Hume sign....