I suppose it would have been cheaper to buy the wine and cake….
Mastodon has a theme:
To which I contributed (https://mastodon.social/@OscarBeau):
The Princess Bride
The Big Lebowski
Singin’ in the Rain
The Big Chill
I chose films which make me feel good to know they exist. I hug myself with glee when I think of them. Other lists of course are possible – favourite musicals, best 21st century, best drama, best romcom, or just numbers 8-14, 15-21 etc – and maybe I’ll do some of those as the mood takes me.
The quick brown fox
Surely some foxes are atheists?
From one of my childhood favourites, mentioned in my Memoir “Hammering on the mind’s door”.
… is prologue.
My book concerning fire in the Australian environment, extinction of the megafauna, and Indigenous interaction with the environment in general (and in total opposition to the works of Flannery, Pascoe and Gammage, among others), is available online. https://www.routledge.com/The-Pure-State-of-Nature-Sacred-cows-destructive-myths-and-the-environment/Horton/p/book/9781865081076
All my individual publications in this field (and others) are available free online at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Horton9
Also many of my older essays are still available here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/david-horton/28320
Suck it up Mike Godwin
You know who else was anti-woke, pro-cancelling, hated and killed LGBTQ people, destroyed unions, hated and killed anyone of different cultures and religions, removed opposition political parties, hated and destroyed the Arts, packed the judiciary, worshipped the military, used a lot of flags?
Yeah, you do.
In old age we need an additional grammar tense – the Future Imperfect.
*Portuguese word that roughly translated means “the presence of the absence.”
Question: What do you call it when you confidently bid “Four No Trumps” and fail to take a trick?
Writing a ballad
An odd thought strikes me…
“An odd thought strikes me:—we shall receive no letters in the grave” (Samuel Johnson)
It strikes me that there will be books written, music performed, art created, films directed, science discovered – that I will never know about.