I am of course far behind on e-mail. Today's Categories: Amazon, Baltimore, Books, Christian, Food, Green, History, Language, Ohio, Poetry, Sports, Television, Thanksgiving.
Amazon Book Link
More "evergreen" than the title suggests:
At least the police got into the true spirit of Thanksgiving...which is the one that Christians have tried to associate with Christmas, and I say the sooner the better, and if you can spread it over the entire winter, all to the good.
What Louise Erdrich is reading, and why:
What Wendy Welch is reading:
Your Greek word for the day is tetelest(h)ai:
How do you like your tea?
The trouble is that recycling doesn't pay all that well....yet...in the U.S.
Vixen Valentino dishes the dirt on pro-GMO trolls. (This is not a happy post.)
Nice selection of quotes from James Madison:
"Alt-right" has just been formally defined: it's a useless synonym that, by "not letting groups define themselves," borders on hatespeech. I'm not aware of it if there is a genuine "alt-right" or "White nationalist" group, but then I suppose I wouldn't be. If any readers know of one, please let us know so this web site can denounce it.
The campus killer was not a "shooter." He used a motor vehicle and a knife, not a gun. He complied with all the paperwork. Wake up America...prescription serotonin boosters are deadlier than firearms and than immigrants, legal or otherwise. This case of Prozac dementia was a Somali. Big whoop. Plenty of other cases have been native-born U.S. citizens.
Nice tree poem (free verse, but nice):
I share Greg's mixed feelings...
Norb Leahy's rant on possible new cable channels made me laugh:
Hurrah...somebody finally posted something about Thanksgiving and not merely "Black Friday." This is not your everyday "be thankful" twaddle, Gentle Readers. It was written by a North Carolina blogger watching forest fires burn their way toward her home, hearing rain promised on the TV long-range forecasts before Thanksgiving Day, not actually getting any. +Beth Ann Chiles is a special breed of blogger.