|Gosh it’s been so long, I could list hundreds of links here, but to keep it short, I’ll just do a few recent favorites:
I’ve been reading The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams, who, besides being friends with Henry and William James, and the whole Emerson family, was the grandson of John Quincy Adams, and thus the great grandson of John Adams. Speaking of himself and school, he said:
“He hated it because he was herded together with a crowd of boys and compelled to learn by memory a quantity of things that did not amuse him.”
I think that’s a real gem, but to unearth one of these, you have to wade through hours of tedious first-person history of the Union’s legation to England during the Civil War.
Last Thursday, we had our once a year every few years snowfall that actually amounted to enough to play in. I went out late in the evening and took this picture of our pool in the snow – it’s a little grainy looking because it’s a long exposure with available light. Click for a bigger version. (It was much prettier in real life.)
This is pretty cute – there’s a whole series of stop action animation skits using old Star Trek action figures. (This is also my first You Tube post.)