Saturday, August 02, 2008

Marché aux fleurs




Pedestrian: noun. One who would begrudge
A pirouette for not being a trudge.


Blogger glitch?

Can't get onto various blogs
including Video meliora, Catholic and Enjoying It, Curt Jester, Andrew Sullivan, Irish Elk, Enchiridion, Touchstone's Mere Comments and several others

What happens : A grey rectangle pops up saying Internet Explorer cannot open the site. Operation aborted.

Anyone else having this problem?

Addendum : I wasn't having this problem yesterday.

Addendum # 2, Saturday afternoon : Everything seems okay now, and I haven't switched to Firefox. Yet!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Dylan Thomas

I was walking, one afternoon in August, along a riverbank, thinking the same thoughts that I always think when I walk along a riverbank in August. As I was walking I was thinking -- now it is August, and I am walking along a riverbank. I do not think I was thinking of anything else. I should have been thinking of what I should have been doing, but I was thinking only of what I was doing then, and it was all right.

Dylan Thomas, from "The Crumbs of One Man's Year"

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Nemo dat

Nemo dat quod non habet.

No one gives what he does not have.

A serious man


I was dining at a restaurant recently, with family -- a micro-step above casual food -- and had a fine meal of chicken with pasta in an asiago cheese sauce. After dinner came the dessert menus, and everyone got dessert except me.

The waitress asked, "Did nothing catch your eye?"

I said, "Well, I was tempted by the Decadent Chocolate Cake, but I think I'll pass."

The waitress, displaying wonderful tact, replied, "It is a serious dessert, but you look like a serious man."