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Socially distanced theater.

 Video by Meade. That's me at 0:16. The play was "Rough Crossing" by Tom Stoppard. An excellent performance. And I didn't go home with a sunburn. We traipsed through the prairie on our way out:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Video, Law, Signs, Wisconsin, Theater, Landscapes, Tom Stoppard, Meade, Ann Althouse


Out in the sunrise at 5:43.

Meade gets a picture of me and the sun:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Sunrise, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, off-blog Althouse


At the actual sunrise time, there was almost nothing to see, but 25 minutes later, it got interesting....

5 minutes after that:  Meade catches me walking away from the dock:  And here's a little music list I call "Sketchy":  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Apple Threatens to Leave UK Market Due to $7 Billion Patent Dispute

Lawyers representing Apple have suggested that the company could exit the UK market if the terms of an ongoing patent dispute are "commercially unacceptable" (via This is Money). UK patent holder Optis Cellular Technology is suing Apple for patent infringement after it refused to pay license fees worth around $7 billion for using "standardized" smartphone technology in its devices. Last month, a British High Court judge ruled that Apple had infringed two Optis patents relating to technology ...
Tags: Apple, UK, Texas, Global, United Kingdom, UK supreme court, Meade, UK Apple, Patent lawsuits, Money UK, Optis Cellular Technology, Optis, Kathleen Fox Murphy, PanOptis Optis Wireless Technology Unwired Planet, Marie Demetriou Apple, United Kingdom Patent


A Meadhouse dialogue.

MEADE:  “So, do you think the pandemic is over?”ALTHOUSE pauses.MEADE: “You have to answer yes or no.”ALTHOUSE, after another pause: “Not entirely. No.”MEADE, immediately: “You’re a Democrat.” [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Althouse, Coronavirus


Me, at sunrise.

Video by Meade: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Sunrise, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


What's this bird?

Photographed yesterday by Lake Mendota (in Madison, Wisconsin). I tried various "What is this bird?" websites, but I couldn't figure it out. I asked Meade, and he said "A penguin."IN THE COMMENTS: The most frequent suggestion is Eastern Kingbird, which was one of the options I saw, using bird identification websites, but I saw some differences. One reader, Bart, sent a picture of an Eastern Kingbird, the head of which I will juxtapose to my bird. I think the head shape is different (or maybe B...
Tags: Photography, Law, Birds, Bart, Madison Wisconsin, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Bart (the commenter


"New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay's comments on MSNBC have been irresponsibly taken out of context."

"Her argument was that Trump and many of his supporters have politicized the American flag. The attacks on her today are ill-informed and grounded in bad-faith."Tweets NYTimes Communications/@NYTimesPR.That's about the controversy we were talking about yesterday, here. I said: "I think this is an honest revelation: American flags really do disturb Mara Gay." And: "This is a pretty standard aversion to the flag. It made me think of Katha Pollitt's famous reaction to flag displays after the 9/11 a...
Tags: Law, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Kerry, Msnbc, Madison, Flags, Trump, Hypocrisy, Meade, Katha Pollitt, Ann Althouse, Mara Gay, Phallic Symbols


Short Fiction Various: Past Masters Thirty-Two, v1, 7 June 2021

An anthology of sixteen short stories and novelettes collected from newspapers and magazines, all in the Life+70 public domain. 1: The Premiere Danseuse / Arthur Somers Roche 2: The Dayless Diamonds / Arthur Somers Roche 3: A Flutter in Finance / Arthur Somers Roche 4: The Crafty Jerko-Slovaks / Guy Gilpatric 5: The Caleso Murders / Raoul Whitfield 6: The Brightest Jewel of Them All / S. B. H. Hurst 7: Rogue's Legacy / Headon Hill 8: The Attack from Moscow / Clarence Herbert New 9: The ...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Moscow, Hurst, Meade, Raoul Whitfield, Headon Hill, Hugh Pendexter, Premiere Danseuse Arthur Somers Roche, Dayless Diamonds Arthur Somers Roche, Finance Arthur Somers Roche, Jerko Slovaks Guy Gilpatric, Clarence Herbert, Charles J Mansford, Désirée Lewis Ramsden


Alliums still peaking.

And here's a photo by Meade, showing, along with the alliums, the square of wheat field that's in the process of distinguishing itself from the lawn:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Grass, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


Short Fiction Various: Part Masters Thirty-One, v1, 22 May 2021

Something of a Bedford-Jones special, with some by one of his busiest pseudonyms, Gordon Keynes. A World-War 1 aviation story by Whitfield, medical detective work by Meade & Halifax, and some stories by Roche involving amateur detective Pelham and his continuing battle with his "Moriarty", the Gray Ghost. There are several more of these Pelham stories, hard to find. 1: The Devil's Fire / H Bedford-Jones 2: He Who Sets a Trap / H Bedford-Jones 3: The Devil is Dead / H Bedford-Jones 4: Lady of...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Moriarty, Roche, Pelham, Whitfield, Meade, Gascoigne, Bedford Jones, Owen Oliver, Clifford Halifax, Raoul Whitfield, Arthur Somers Roche, Gordon Keynes, Meade Halifax, Green H Bedford Jones


Short Fiction Various: Past Masters Thirty-One, v1, 22 May 2021

Something of a Bedford-Jones special, with some by one of his busiest pseudonyms, Gordon Keynes. A World-War 1 aviation story by Whitfield, medical detective work by Meade & Halifax, and some stories by Roche involving amateur detective Pelham and his continuing battle with his "Moriarty", the Gray Ghost. There are several more of these Pelham stories, hard to find. 1: The Devil's Fire / H Bedford-Jones 2: He Who Sets a Trap / H Bedford-Jones 3: The Devil is Dead / H Bedford-Jones 4: Lady of...
Tags: Books, Kindle Books, Moriarty, Roche, Pelham, Whitfield, Meade, Gascoigne, Bedford Jones, Owen Oliver, Clifford Halifax, Raoul Whitfield, Arthur Somers Roche, Gordon Keynes, Meade Halifax, Green H Bedford Jones


Uninspired comments and plans emerging from Biden White House concerning clemency vision

The New York Times has this new story that reinforces some of the buzz I have been recently hearing that Prez Biden is disinclined to significantly transform either the process or the practice of federal clemency anytime soon.  Regular readers know I have been urging clemency action by Prez Biden since his first days in office, but the first line of the article suggests we ought not expect any grants until at least mid to late 2022: "Administration officials have quietly begun evaluating clemenc...
Tags: Law, Navy, White House, Barack Obama, Aclu, New York Times, Army, Department Of Justice, Biden, Justice Department, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Cato Institute, Prez Obama, Hoskins, Meade


Short Fiction Various: Past Masters Thirty (v1), 18 May 2021

Issue 30 of the Past Masters series of original anthologies. Short stories which are out of copyright in Life+70 jurisdictions, and which cannot be found in author's own collections, nor in contemporary anthologies. They have mostly been gathered from newspapers and magazines. As usual, original publication data is provided, and the authors' dates. A cumulative index to all 30 issues is provided. 1: Captain Rose and the Bullfrog / H. Bedford-Jones 2: The Big Cast Mystery / Milo Ray Phelps 3...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Rose, Meade, Bedford Jones, David Wright O Brien, Miles J Breuer, Clifford Halifax, Raoul Whitfield, Nepean River, Milo Ray Phelps, Mummy Arlton Eadie, Gray Brotherhood Henry Leverage, Sanderac Miles J Breuer, Telephone Arthur Somers Roche, Beauvais James Oliver Curwood


Redbud.

 Meade texted that to me from the backyard yesterday. I responded... charming i like the way the tree looks like a bent arm wearing a very old sweater [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trees, Flowers, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


"I picture 5 people in a barrel... A table made of bread etc... Green garbage-less grass stretching in yoga poses..."

Meade writes, in a text that quotes this: "A group of five people sat around a campfire in a barrel next to a table of bread, donuts, oranges, graham crackers and water. Green grass with no garbage stretched out between the clusters of tents.”The quote comes from an article in The Wisconsin State Journal, "City softens approach to close homeless camp, explores options for men's shelter site."I had to read the quote carefully to see what was so funny about Meade's interpretation and then I laughe...
Tags: England, Law, Wikipedia, New York City, Poetry, History, Gotham, Nottingham, John, Douglas, Washington Irving, Blount, Meade, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Bill Finger


A fallen sprig of very young oak leaves.

Photographed by Meade:    I like the fleshy, sugary look of them. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trees, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


"For people whose only home is a vehicle, the knock is a visceral, even existential, threat. How do you avoid it?"

"You hide in plain sight. Make yourself invisible. Internalize the idea that you’re unwelcome. Stay hypervigilant to avoid trouble. Apart from telling you to clear out, the police can harass you with fines and tickets or get your home-on-wheels towed away to an impound lot.... In the film ['Nomadland'], Fern, played by Frances McDormand, is startled by a knock that interrupts a quiet meal. She looks up with a start and swears. A face hovers at the window, and a fist pounds once, twice, three tim...
Tags: Travel, Books, Movies, Law, Poverty, Frances Mcdormand, Driving, Kate, Hulu, Fern, Wells, Meade, Bob Wells, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Euphemisms


Scarlet elf cups.

"Sarcoscypha coccinea, commonly known as the scarlet elf cup, scarlet elf cap, or the scarlet cup, is a species of fungus in the family Sarcoscyphaceae of the order Pezizales."    We found them today in Blue Mound State Park, where we walked my favorite trail, the Over Lode. AND: Here's the photo Meade took of me:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Mushrooms, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Blue Mound State Park, Sarcoscypha


Dreams dreamed, now the trick is to make it all happen — black nebula carrots and all.

FROM THE EMAIL: Sarah from VA writes: Is it OK to try and do a cafe-type post via e-mail? Well, I'm going to try! I'm excited for your garden! I'm weirdly interested in the fact that you're planting wheat and barley. Are they going to be primarily ornamental grasses or are you actually planning on harvesting? Does Meade have grand plans for baking a loaf of bread Little-Red-Hen-style?  I spent hours and hours this week putting in some raised beds in our yard. You'd think my kids had no toy...
Tags: Photography, Law, Plants, Va, Sarah, Meade, Ann Althouse, Sarah from VA


We took a walk in the Arboretum today.

Meade caught me wandering off:  I was sticking to close-ups:   [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Meade, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


"Asian-Americans are AMERICANS/They have nothing to do with a repressive Communist Party or with a virus that originated 7000 miles away on the other side of the world/Anyone without enough common sense to understand that is an idiot."

Tweeted Marco Rubio yesterday. I'm reading that quoted in a WaPo article: "Democrats link Atlanta massacre to anti-Asian rhetoric during pandemic." From the article: Authorities investigating the spasm of violence in Georgia say early signs pointed to a disturbed suspect who claimed he was a sex addict and who saw the spas as “a source of temptation that needed to be eliminated.” Authorities said it was too early to know whether the killings were also racially motivated. But many advocates and D...
Tags: Murder, Law, China, Atlanta, Georgia, Intelligence, United States, Language, Stupid, Marco Rubio, Nissan, Donald Trump, Graffiti, Wuhan, Trump, Communist Party


"My God, he’s like a polar bear out there on an ice floe."

Said Meade, after I read this Politico headline out loud: "Trump was supposed to be a political Godzilla in exile. Instead, he’s adrift." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Metaphor, Trump, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Trump the ex-President


"The asymmetry of the table not centered under the window is troubling, no?"

Said R C Belaire, looking at this photograph in yesterday's Lunchtime Café:   Meade had, in fact, been troubled by the asymmetry, and, even before seeing Belaire's comment, had embarked on the project of repositioning the table. Here's Meade's photograph, to dispel all your troubles that are about window-table asymmetry at Meadhouse: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Plants, Interior Design, Meade, Ann Althouse, Belaire, photos by Meade, R C Belaire


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk all night.  That's a photo by Meade, and if you look closely, you can see me out there on the Lake Mendota ice. Here's the picture of the sunrise I was taking: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


"What's the avocado tree's name? (I have forgotten). It's looking pretty large."

Said MadisonMan, in the comments to the post with video of Meade grinding hard red winter wheat. Meade answered "Arthur" with a link to "Recurring features in Mad (magazine)" (Wikipedia), and then, later, took this picture of the tree and me.   I'm there, I suppose, for scale. The hat is not an affectation, but a needed shield for my eyes as I work in front of the big window, but it's funny to see it in the picture, because I just finished writing a post on the for the artist Barry Le Va, and...
Tags: Art, Utah, Law, Wikipedia, Plants, Hats, Arthur, Meade, Ann Althouse, MadisonMan, photos by Meade, off-blog Althouse, Barry Le Va, Said MadisonMan, Le Va


The snowhead.

 ADDED: The "puns" tag is for something Meade says. I make a remark that presumes familiarity with a song that I'm just going to make sure everyone is familiar with: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Video, Law, Snow, Joni Mitchell, Puns, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade


Hot from the oven at 5 a.m.

 Meade made bread... for the second day in a row. He even milled the grains and seeds — wheat, oats, teff, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds. Teff?! I had never heard of it. Eragrostis tef, also known as teff, Williams lovegrass or annual bunch grass, is an annual grass, a species of lovegrass native to the Horn of Africa, notably to modern-day Ethiopia. It is cultivated for its edible seeds, also known as teff.... The name teff is thought to originate from the Amharic word teffa, whic...
Tags: Photography, Law, Wikipedia, Bread, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, Amharic, Meade, Ann Althouse


Imperfect rhymes.

I don't know what poems and raps you are working on, but me, I needed a rhyme for "infinite." I resorted to using a website called Rhyme Zone, which informed me that there were no perfect rhymes, but it listed near rhymes, ranking them according to nearness, with 100 being a perfect rhyme. First on the list was "pinion nut," with a 92 rating. Less near were "intimate," "indiscriminate," and "Berlin summit," at 88. The most interesting suggestion was "sinful lust," 84.... Conversation at Mea...
Tags: Law, Berlin, Poetry, Blogging, Language, Tom Brady, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Andrea Jennifer


"A crash-course in how to smell train."

  I'm watching that — and I ordered this — after listening to the Daily podcast, "The Forgotten Sense/What can the coronavirus's strangest symptom teach us about the mysteries of smell," and hearing about "smell training" for the first time. I've never had covid 19 (as far as I know), but I have had a profound (but not complete) loss of the sense of smell for more than a decade. The loss of smell is getting a lot of attention these days, and it hasn't been taken very seriously in the past. ...
Tags: Music, Law, Anosmia, Don, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Smelly, Railroad, Misreading