Friday, January 18, 2019

Imbibing Bibliophile #59



Mani by  Patrick Leigh Fermor
Suruga Bay IPA, Baird Brewing Company
 
On the turntable: The Jam, "In the City"

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Cantata



Diving deeper into the timelessness of Nara. Standing before the array of deities on the altar of Akishino-dera. The Yakushi Buddha at center sits, as he has for 1300 years. I think of all that has happened since—all the wars, disasters, migrations, civilizations come and gone. And through it all he sits, right hand raised, palm forward, saying,  It ain’t nothing but a thing. All is okay.

 
On the turntable:  J. S. Bach, "Bach 2000"

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Papers: Antoine de Saint Exupéry


"Idiots are very dangerous -- so are intelligent people, if they are in a group."


On the turntable:  Joni Mitchell, "Court and Spark"

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Road to Italy




The first post of the year, over at Provincial Perch...

http://viewsfromaprovincialperch.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-road-to-italy.html


On the nighttable W. Somerset Maugham, "Collected Short Stories, Vol. 4"
On the turntable:  Johnny Winter, "And Live"    

 

Tuesday, January 01, 2019