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The lede reads: “Daniel hoped he hadn’t made a big mistake. It was a birth day present coming fr om Europe. Shipping was a big part of the price.” I’m copying from the page above, so it’s all [sic]. The package arrived from the U.K. weeks before my Virgo birthday. ” ‘What if you don’t like it?’ I got nervous, but he said he could send it back.” Sure, I could retype the whole first page I wrote on my gift on my MacBook, or scan and copy a doc that would come close. But any accuracy would be c...
Tags: Art, Macbook, Harry, Sunday Times, Voice, Dad, Ajblogs, Judy, Daniel, East Village, Lolita, Keats, Cornwall England, Europe Shipping, Waltham Mass, Adlai

Podcast #616: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling

Editor’s Note: This is a rebroadcast. It originally aired June 2020. One of the most burning questions in life is what it is you’re called to do with it. What is your life’s purpose? What great work are you meant to do? Guidance on this question can come from many sources, and my guest today says that one of the best is the Bhagavad Gita, a text of Hindu scripture thousands of years old. He’s a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and author of The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey t...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, England, New York, Life, Advice, India, New York City, America, Rome, Harvard, West, Canada, United States, South Africa, Paris

"Women could never, for example, have made High Noon. Instead, we would have made High Noon-ish..."

"... with the added rider: ‘Just get here when you can, love, and if we don’t get round to vengeance today maybe we can do it tomorrow, at High Ten-ish. Does this work for you?’ So, for this reason, I opted for the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go, and...? My dears, how one longed for some tumbleweed to roll by. It would have seemed quite thrilling. Never Let Me Go is, first and foremost, as well as second and secondmost, a spectacularly inert film; so inert that even I, who...
Tags: Movies, Law, Kazuo Ishiguro, Deborah Ross, Jane Campion, Femininity, Keats, Masculinity, Ann Althouse

Limerick-Off Award (459)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to SJAAN VANDENBROEDER, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for this funny limerick: Those in line surreptitiously groan, “He’s been in there all day with his phone.” But they’d rather implode Than the King discommode, So they won’t push him off of the throne. Congratulations to PAUL HAEBIG, who wins the Special MARKET-Themed Limerick Award for this fu...
Tags: Facebook, Humor, Contests, Limerick, Philly, Marie Antoinette, Gladys, Davy Crockett, Doug Harris, Keats, Tony Holmes, Limericks, Limerick Award Winners, Limerick Competition, Limerick Contest, Limerick Of The Week

The Fire of Joy - Roughly Eighty Poems to Get by Heart and Say Aloud ~ Clive James

My chapter-a-day-of-a-thought-filled book endeavour is still going reasonably well, and no one is more surprised about this than me. I often start these things with great enthusiasm only for it to slowly wane into forgetfulness, missed days and before you know it not a lot. My book for October was Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald which was, sadly for me, the right book at the wrong time, so I substituted J.B.Priestley’s Grumbling at Large from Notting Hill Editions and have warmed to a man I’v...
Tags: Books, Poetry, Ted, 2020, Waterstones, James, Bay, Joy, Clive James, Ted Hughes, Clive, Notting Hill, Keats, Helen Macdonald, Simon Armitage, Priestley

Before Brexit, Grenfell, Covid-19... Ali Smith on writing four novels in four years

When she embarked on a project to write four contemporary novels in as many years, Ali Smith had no idea what was about to unfold. As the final book is published, she reflects on an epic undertakingLong long ago. In the days before the words “Brexit” and “Covid-19” existed. Back when “unprecedented” wasn’t yet an everyday kind of word. I’m talking back, before the words “Windrush” and “Grenfell” took on terrible new meaning, before an MP was murdered outside the library of her constituency by a ...
Tags: Books, London, Fiction, Culture, Britain, Ali Smith, British Library, Keats, Brexit Grenfell Covid, Simon Prosser

Five things to know about F. Scott Fitzgerald

Synonymous with the Jazz Age of the American 1920s which his novels did so much to define, F. Scott Fitzgerald hardly needs any introduction. Reading The Great Gatsby in school has become as much a rite of passage as first kisses and the furtive adolescent rebellion of drinking alcohol before coming of age. Much of Fitzgerald’s reputation is linked to Gatsby, his third novel. To limit his career and his achievement only to Gatsby, however, is to miss so much about what defines Fitzgerald as an a...
Tags: Books, Featured, Washington, World, United States, Treasury, Literature, Black Lives Matter, Princeton, US Army, John Keats, Capitol, Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby, Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis

When the World Stops, Traveling in John Keats’s ‘Realms of Gold’

In 1820, the British poet spent 10 days quarantined in the Bay of Naples as typhus raged, an enforced stillness mirrored by our own.
Tags: News, Letters, Bay Of Naples, John Keats, Keats, Poetry and Poets, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, John (1795-1821

'It made me cheer out loud': reader responses to our Europe series

This week, the Guardian declared a deeper commitment to European journalism with a new series, This is Europe. We were overwhelmed with positive responses from readers across the continent, who seem encouraged by the emphasis on the common challenges – and common solutions – that are out there in front of us allSupport Guardian journalism today by making a contribution or subscribingWe’ve had French stand-up comedy, 56 hours of clubbing in Berlin and a crowdfunded Romanian hospital. How European...
Tags: Europe, UK, Berlin, World news, Guardian, Membership, Katharine Viner, Chapman, Keats

The most checked-out book of all time made for 'perfect snowstorm' in Black History

The New York Public Library has been loaning books for more than a century. To celebrate 125 years of inspiring readers of all ages, the library calculated the Top 10 Checkouts of All Time.The most checked-out book of all time is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. The book has been borrowed 485,583 times as of the latest accounting, besting Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat by more than 15,000 checkouts. 'The Snowy Day,' by Ezra Jack Keats, is the most checked-out book of all time at t...
Tags: Science, Life, Georgia, Npr, Pope, New York Public Library, Accuweather, Peter, Brooklyn New York, Ezra, Ezra Jack Keats, Keats, New York Keep, Dexter Henry, DirecTV Frontier, Deborah Pope

7 subjects that should be taught in U.S. schools

Too often, schools teach toward tests that measure IQ and academic aptitude, not other life-critical skills and drives. Only 17 states require high school students to take a personal finance class, despite how vital such knowledge is to future security. From religion to behavioral science, we detail seven subjects that should be taught in all U.S. schools. As the saying goes, school prepares students for life, and the current U.S. system teaches many life-critical skills, chiefly reading, wri...
Tags: Health, Learning, Education, Teaching, Architecture, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Social Change, Personal Growth, CHAN, Institute, Sahara, FINRA, Keats, Linda K Wertheimer

New York Public Library's 10 most checked-out books of all time

New York Public library is celebrating its 125th birthday in 2020. With over 90 locations across New York City's boroughs, it is the nation's largest public library system.Based on circulation data, popularity, trends, and other criteria dating back to 1895, these books are considered the library's most checked-out titles of all time."The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats was checked out 485,583 times and takes the top spot, but one librarian's hatred of another book may have robbed it of the crown....
Tags: Books, New York, New York City, Alabama, Reading, George Orwell, Illustration, Nypl, Innovation, Libraries, Harry Potter, Harper Lee, New York Public Library, Mccarthy, Max, Charlotte

Why a Water Main Break Flooded the Subway

There's a chronic problem lurking below New York City's streets: a labyrinth of aging infrastructure.
Tags: News, New York City, Water, Floods, New York Public Library, Rowling, Keats, J K, Books and Literature, Delays (Transportation, Transit Systems, Infrastructure (Public Works, Libraries and Librarians, Geisel, Theodor Seuss, Department of Environmental Protection (NYC

Imitation in literature: inspiration or plagiarism?

Imitation is a complex word with a long and tangled history. Today, it usually carries a negative charge. The Oxford English Dictionary’s second definition of the word is “a copy, an artificial likeness; a thing made to look like something else, which it is not; a counterfeit.” So an imitation of a designer handbag might be a tatty fake.In the field of literature, at least since the second half of the eighteenth century, the word has acquired a wide range of associations, many of which are negat...
Tags: Books, Featured, Literature, Rhetoric, John Keats, Virgil, Milton, Homer, Edmund Spenser, Keats, John Milton, Lauder, Arts & Humanities, Imitation, Literary History, Patrick Tomasso

"Thank you Joe and remember, the BRAIN is much sharper also!" tweeted Trump...

... in response to something Joe Scarborough, who'd said that Trump "looks like he’s about 20 years younger than a lot of Democratic candidates" (reported at Politico).ADDED: Notice that Trump said "the BRAIN is much sharper," not "my BRAIN is much sharper." Remember, yesterday we were talking about "the geriatric possessive," how old people tend to say "I’m going to take my bath" and "take my walk" and "take my nap" rather than referring to baths and walks and naps and so on generally, without ...
Tags: Law, Politico, Aging, Looks, Brain, Language, Howard Stern, Shakespeare, Joe, Trump, Donald, Joe Scarborough, Howard, Henry Fielding, Keats, Meade

A Map of Fairyland (c. 1920)

The Library of Congress has a remarkable digitized work in its collection titled “An anciente mappe of Fairyland : newly discovered and set forth,” by Bernard Sleigh, published in London around 1920. Here’s the high-resolution image so you can see some of the detail: The map aims to be a nearly comprehensive atlas of the world of common English fairy tales, with a few of its own twists and turns. The accompanying guidebook lays out the map’s unique, ontological take on folktales and faerie ...
Tags: London, Congress, Tolkien, Walt Disney, Bernard Sleigh, Lewis, Tim Carmody, Keats, Eastern sun Always, Europe Via Allen Tan Tags

Naval Academy’s oldest alumnus, WWII veteran dies at 104

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Naval Academy’s oldest alumnus has died at the age of 104. The Baltimore Sun reports retired Rear Admiral Edgar Keats died of complications from a fall Saturday. Keats was a decorated World War II veteran who served in the Pacific theater. Keats was born in Chicago and achieved the rank of […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Pacific, Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, Naval Academy, Keats, Edgar Keats

Rome Itinerary: Rome in 2 Days

What if you have only two days in Rome? You can certainly see the big highlights of Rome in two days albeit swiftly. Here are the must-sees, that frankly you can whizz though in a couple days, but I highly suggest slowing it down and spending at least five days in the Eternal City. Rome in 2 Days   I can remember my first visit to Italy now 22 years ago. I was captivated by the countryside flying by from the old, graffiti-covered trains and the centuries old buildings with their stucco, st...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, US, Rome, Chicago, Egypt, Italy, Vatican, Russell Crowe, Airbnb, Audrey Hepburn, Neptune, Bernini, Rick Steves, Metro

"I’ve wanted a higher power to provide that same narcotic delight one feels in the early stages of a relationship."

"In those rare white-light moments when I have felt a holy bliss, I’ve quickly purchased a candle or crystal, hoping to pocket the feeling. Unfortunately, that feeling cannot be contained in an object any more than it can be pinned down to one human being. It is so easy to confuse spiritual longing with a craving for romantic love. Beautiful people are everywhere, whereas the desire for some kind of eternal beauty or ineffable truth is more nebulous, always just out of reach. Recently, on a solo...
Tags: Psychology, Jewelry, Law, Relationships, Poetry, Love, Paris, Kissing, John Keats, Keats, Statue of Liberty, Ann Althouse, Melissa Broder, Religion Substitutes

The Moment When You Start To Get Cy Twombly, Really Get Him

Actually, you’ll need to understand Keats, and his theory of negative capability, first – Twombly certainly did. – Los Angeles Review of Books
Tags: Art, Visual, Keats, 01.26.19

Brendan Lorber's Playlist for His Poetry Collection "If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Brendan Lorber's impressive poetry collection If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving repeatedly transforms the banal into the beautiful and thought-provoking. In his own wor...
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, China, San Francisco, Rome, Radiohead, David, Brooklyn, Williams, New Jersey, Rosetta, Broadway, Argentina, Cia, Scorsese, Osborne

"The president of the United States has many faults, but let’s not ignore this one: He cannot write sentences."

"If a tree falls in a forrest and no one is there to hear it … wait: Pretty much all of you noticed that mistake, right? Yet Wednesday morning, the president did not; he released a tweet referring to 'forrest fires' twice, as if these fires were set by Mr. Gump. Trump’s serial misuse of public language is one of many shortcomings that betray his lack of fitness for the presidency. Trump’s writing suggests not just inadequate manners or polish—not all of us need be dainty—but inadequate thought. ...
Tags: Comics, Supreme Court, Law, White House, United States, Jane Austen, Random House, Hemingway, Spelling, Wilson, Trump, John Keats, John Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Andrew Jackson

Monty Panesar was on Celebrity Mastermind and it did not go well

Monty Panesar on Mastermind (iPlayer) We love Monty Panesar – absolutely love him – but his Celebrity Mastermind appearance was not a triumph. The pressure clearly got to him during the general knowledge round and he appeared to lose the ability to comprehend English sentences. What followed was a sort of word association exercise where Monty blurted out whatever happened to be passing through his brain each time John Humphrys stopped talking. Monty gave some very fine wr...
Tags: Sex, John Humphrys, England cricket news, Monty Panesar, Lewis, Monty, Keats, Oliver Twist Number two Monty

From Paris, with Poetry: On Henri Cole's 'Orphic Paris'

None Paul Valéry, the great French poet and critic, famously remarked that "poetry is to prose what dancing is to walking." His point was that poetry and prose are both forms of writing, but that their use of language is fundamentally different — one of them is artistic and the other is instrumental. When poets write prose, then, they are taking advantage of the instrumentality of the medium to do something that they can't quite do in their poetry: tell a story, flesh out a character, make an a...
Tags: Feature, Music, France, Poetry, Marseille, Paris, Luxembourg, Armenia, Pope, Middle Earth, Autobiography, Bishop, Essay, Rodin, Brokeback Mountain, Picasso

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen: Anti-Communism and Catholic Patriotism

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen: Anti-Communism and Catholic Patriotism andrea.moury December 13, 2018 - 2:26pm Start Date Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:00 Introduction Text From 1930 until 1960, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen was one of the most beloved Catholic priests in America. He was primarily known for his popular books, radio broadcasts, and Emmy-award winning television show Life Is Worth Living. However, Shee...
Tags: Religion, America, Liberty, Catholic, University Of Houston, University Of Virginia, Patterson, Princeton University, Falwell, Julia, Duke University, Public Square, American Enterprise Institute, Esme, Keats, Fulton J Sheen

Does Becoming A More Expert Reader Increase Pleasure Of Reading?

Does one kind of literature afford a more refined pleasure than another kind? Can we compare the pleasure induced by Virginia Woolf with, say, that induced by Agatha Christie? Is “Casey at the Bat” potentially less (more) enjoyable than Keats’s “Ode to Autumn”? Is the pleasure of reading Henry James similar to that of reading George Eliot? At what point does a story’s eloquence or lack of it begin to affect people in the same way? – American Scholar
Tags: Art, Words, Agatha Christie, Henry James, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Keats, Winter 2018

Poetic Love Personalized Art

It's rare to find someone you can truly be an open book with. Celebrate that lasting kind of love with this literary piece. Michelle Kann will take the words from your favorite poem or quote and transform them into a three-dimensional work of art, cutting and folding the paper to form textural hearts and featuring you and your loved one's initials and special date. Wrap this up for your special someone's special day and consider yourself a true Romantic (Keats and Blake have nothing on you). Han...
Tags: Shopping, Blake, Keats, Michelle Kann

7 of the Best Places to go Kayaking in BC

British Columbia, Canada is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in the world. With 25,725 kilometres of coastline to be explored it can be a bit confusing as to where you may want to go. Luckily I have some suggestions. Here are seven of the best places to go kayaking in BC. Some are merely weekend trips while others like Haida Gwaii deserve a minimum of a week.  Haida Gwaii It’s no surprise that this one is on the list! Haida Gwaii is a great area to be fully immersed by coastli...
Tags: Travel, Gibraltar, Vancouver, British Columbia, Columbia, Kayaking, Howe Sound, North Vancouver, Gibsons, Derek, Pierre, West Vancouver, Haida Gwaii, Columbia Canada, Lund, Pacific Rim National Park

Brand Owners Guide To Copyright Protection

Before you can begin to understand copyright—that invisible but powerful and infinitely expandable concept that governs so many of our dealings with each other—you must first learn what it is not. Two of the things that copy­right is not are trademarks and patents. These three forms of intellectual property are more like cousins than triplets, but lots of people, even lawyers and judges, confuse them. Copyrights Compared To Trademarks And Patents Although all three protect products of the hum...
Tags: Congress, US, United States, US Patent And Trademark Office, Branding, Copyright Office, United States US, Patent Office, Keats, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Brand Research Brand Strategy Brand Licensing, Lee Wilson, Brand Protection, US Patent and Trademark Office USPTO, Library of Congress Similarly, Allworth Press Patents

Abraham Smith's Playlist for His Book "Destruction of Man"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Abraham Smith's book-length poem Destruction of Man is as much an ode to the natural world as the unnatural, a lyrical explosion that informs and warns. Tyehimba Jess wrote of the ...
Tags: Music, Washington, Stanford, Tom Waits, David, Williams, Maine, Ford, PBR, Wisconsin, Wiley, Frost, Gertrude Stein, Jeff Tweedy, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Wright