Monday, 09/26/2016

Fallen leaves in the night


There was no way of knowing.

ntodd

September 26, 11:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

This is the dead land

The Hollow Men:

    Eyes I dare not meet in dreams
    In death's dream kingdom
    These do not appear:
    There, the eyes are
    Sunlight on a broken column
    There, is a tree swinging
    And voices are
    In the wind's singing
    More distant and more solemn
    Than a fading star.
   
    Let me be no nearer
    In death's dream kingdom
    Let me also wear
    Such deliberate disguises
    Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves
    In a field
    Behaving as the wind behaves
    No nearer-
   
    Not that final meeting
    In the twilight kingdom

TS Eliot.

ntodd

September 26, 11:06 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Secretary Clinton's Predecessor

Jefferson was nominated by Washington to be our First SecState and affirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1789, and thus appointed on this date ('course he was in France at the time and didn't accept the honor until Valentine's Day).  He went on to become President, you might recall.

ntodd

September 26, 9:30 PM in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, 09/25/2016

I Used To Have A Blog

Battle of Algiers?  I hardly know 'ers!

ntodd

September 25, 8:08 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)