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Sunday, June 28, 2015

The BBC and Brexit

'Don Juan' shipwrecked upon the Greek Isles Lord Byron

Let not his mode of raising cash seem strange,
    Although he fleeced the flags of every nation,
For into a prime minister but change
    His title, and 'tis nothing but taxation …

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Blood sky

James Salter, the sinuous stern poet of transience - R.I.P.


Away all boats!


Charleston, and the dyspeptic journalistic hangover

The wretched aftermath of Charleston: reading trite bien pensant arguments in the press over the right terms, terrorism, hate crime. Few appear to be willing to reckon with the term evil, which ironically, the victims and their Church would have understood. The lazy degraded dialogue will content itself to condemning racism ( righteously found to be bad), or gun control (those with the misfortune of having a good memory will recall the bombing of the 16th St, Baptist Church in Birmingham). Theodicy will await another time. Have a good weekend, and a last tip for those partial to charcoal barbeque - the New York Times, packed with deep insights about the Confederate flag and Kanye West , will light this up nicely.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Greedy useless local regulators defending the lame....East Hampton Uber Ban Ignites Firestorm in the Hamptons - Dan's Papers

East Hampton Uber Ban Ignites Firestorm in the Hamptons - Dan's Papers

Young Orchard - Richard Wilbur

These trees came to stay. Planted at intervals of Thirty feet each way, Each one stands alone Where it is to live and die. Still, when they have grown To full size, these trees Will blend their crowns, and hum with Mediating bees. Meanwhile, see how they Rise against their rootedness On a gusty day, Nodding one and all To one another, as they Rise again and fall, Swept by flutterings So that they appear a great Consort of sweet strings.

Mozart, Streichquartett C Dur KV 465 Gewandhaus Quartet - YouTube

Mozart, Streichquartett C Dur KV 465 Gewandhaus Quartett - YouTubePublish Post

Saturday, June 6, 2015