Your Morning Cup of Links

Abolish Presidents’ Day

Adding to my Netflix queue

Tom Nichols’ book is finally out. Can’t wait to read it.

Catch a star exploding in action in 2022

Centuries of New York history prepare for a move

I love this dog. So gorgeous.

It’s sad that this is necessary. There was a time when parents took their little shitheads home if they weren’t behaving. It was called common courtesy.

Fear not, America. The system IS working.

What mirrors tell us about animal minds

Italy’s art police

The beauty of books

“Unless your argument is honest, principled, and consistently applicable to both sides, you’re just being tribal.

St Mark’s Basilica is scaffold-free for first time in 20 years

Was Nazi art really that bad?

Leave a comment

Filed under Art, Politics, Science, Uncategorized

Music Monday

Leave a comment

Filed under Music

Afternoon Art Break

“Portrait of Wally”
Egon Schiele (1912)

15337457_10107212442100030_588197299484726852_n

Leave a comment

Filed under Art

Poem for the Weekend

Leisure
by William Henry Davies (1871-1940)

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Leave a comment

Filed under Poetry

Afternoon Art Break

“A February Morning at Moret sur Loing”
Alfred Sisley (1881)

12803316_10105979103231010_8409084551679894053_n

Leave a comment

Filed under Art

Afternoon Art Break

“Psyche Wakes the Sleeping Amor”
Louis Jean Francois Lagrenee (c. 1800)

15894697_10107345088405770_7056804958368533876_n

Leave a comment

Filed under Art

Your Morning Cup of Links

How politics is ruining college students

How ‘Sherlock of the library’ cracked the case of Shakespeare’s identity

An essential guide for understanding sea power

California’s Matisse

Thank god. He should never have been hired in the first place.

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

No, Trump is not like Orwell’s ‘1984’

The careful way to go after Muslim Brotherhood radicals

The devil and Hilary Mantel

Norway turns off FM radio

“How Faulkner convinced me not to become an astronomer”

Leave a comment

Filed under Literature, Uncategorized