Updating yesterday’s Matinee Idle (Women at Work in 1917), today’s midday diversion for you is . . . Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 69)”
Life as we know it
Pull of a Place Division (responsorial) (responsorial)
Mounds View Swede writes: “I can shed light on Jimmy Still in Limbo’s question [“Why did so many Swedes leave for America, particularly to a more cold and frozen place?”] about why so many Swedes left Sweden. Continue reading “Why did so many Swedes leave Sweden — and settle in a place even colder?”
A day late, but not a penny short — an International Women’s Day midday diversion . . . Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 68)”
Now & Then
Including: Know thyself!
Peachy of Cottage Grove: “As I listen to the strong March winds howl outside and my house in the suburbs rattles and shakes, a poem from my childhood, from ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’ by Robert Louis Stevenson, popped into my head: ‘The north wind doth blow, / And we shall have snow, / And what will poor Robin do then? / Poor thing! // He’ll sit in the barn / To keep himself warm, / And hide his head under his wing. / Poor thing!’
Continue reading ““The north wind doth blow, / And we shall have snow, / And what will poor Robin do then? / Poor thing!””
Stanley the bulldog and Romeo the iguana star in today’s midday diversion . . . Continue reading “Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 67)”
Life as we know it
Pull of a Place Division
The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “Every summer, we drove my mother back to her home town of Spirit Lake, Iowa. I thought I was taking a picture of my baby daughter snuggling in her grandma’s arms, but now I know what that serene and contented look on my mom’s face really meant. She was ‘homing.’ She had arrived in her mind long before our packed van pulled into town.
Continue reading “The photographic memories of Spirit Lake — including those unphotographed!”