Monthly Archives: May 2018
Musings in Spring: Voltaire “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” This Date in Art History: Born 31 May 1860 – Walter Sickert, an English painter. Below – “The Acting Manager or Rehearsal: The End of … Continue reading
“In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.” – Voltaire.
On global warming: “It’s really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!” – Donald Trump, Twitter, 19/10/15.
Remembering a Nobel Laureate on the Date of His Death: Died 30 May 1960 – Boris Pasternak, a Russian poet, novelist, translator, and recipient of the 1958 Nobel Prize for Literature. Some quotes from the work of Boris Pasternak: “I … Continue reading
“Ignorance might be bliss for the ignorant, but for the rest of us it’s a right fucking pain in the arse.”― Ricky Gervais.
Notes from Trumpistan – 30 May 2018 Interviewer: “Do you believe in punishment for abortion – yes or no – as a principle?” TrumpL “The answer is there has to be some form of punishment.” Interviewer: “For the woman?” Trump: … Continue reading
Musings in Spring: Elizabeth Goudge “The very old and the very young have something in common that makes it right that they should be left alone together. Dawn and sunset see stars shining in a blue sky; but morning and … Continue reading
“This is of course why violence is so often the preferred weapon of the stupid. One might even call it the trump card of the stupid, since (and this is surely one of the tragedies of human existence) it is … Continue reading
“I will be phenomenal to the women. I mean, I want to help women.” – Donald Trump, “Face the Nation,” 9/8/15. Below – “Help,” Trump Style: Some of the women who have alleged that Donald Trump touched them in an … Continue reading
Memorial Day 2018 Below – Edward Gordon: “Memorial Day” Art for Spring: Yuri Gorbachev (Russian, contemporary) Below – “Horses in My Country”; “Nude with Red Hair”; “Two Cats” Worth a Thousand Words: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Corville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. … Continue reading