Thursday, 06/22/2017

Close The Door Behind Me

See everybody when we see you.  Remember, there's rain enough for everyone...

* 14th Blegiversary: wanna help feed our oxen? *

June 22, 4:20 PM in Family Life, These United States | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, 06/19/2017

Ain't Nothin'...

Theme song for somebody who never let shit get her down, even at the skating rink.  My anthem as we head into the unknown.


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June 19, 10:03 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, 06/18/2017

He floated back down 'cause he wanted to share

His key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere.


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June 18, 10:27 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, 06/15/2017

We were living in the last few months, weeks, perhaps days, of the old order...

We're taking it back!


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June 15, 11:16 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks

From Richard III, spoken by Gloucester:

Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;
And now, instead of mounting barded steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.

Wm Shakespeare.


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June 15, 10:43 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)

Worst. Witchhunt. Ever.

Governor John Winthrop's journal, June 15, 1648:

At this court one Margaret Jones, of Charlestown, was indicted and found guilty of witchcraft, and hanged for it. The evidence against her was: —

"1. That she was found to have a malignant touch, as many persons (men, women, and children), whom she stroked or touched with any affection or displeasure, were taken with deafness, or vomiting, or other violent pains or sickness.

"2. She practising physic, and her medicines being such things as (by her own confession) were harmless, as anise-seed, liquors, etc., yet had extraordinary violent effect.

"3. She would use to tell such as would not make use of her physic that they would never be healed; and accordingly their diseases and hurts continued, with relapse, against the ordinary course, and beyond the apprehension of all physicians and surgeons.

"4. Some things which she foretold came to pass accordingly; other things she could tell of (as secret speeches, etc.) which she had no ordinary means to come to the knowledge of.

"5. [Omitted.]  [Ed. note: something about freshly sucked secret teats]

"6. . . . The like child was seen in two other places, to which she had relation"; and one maid saw it, fell sick upon it, and was cured by the said Margaret, who used means to be employed to that end. Her behavior at her trial was very intemperate, lying notoriously, and railing upon the jury and witnesses, and in the like distemper she died. The same day and hour she was executed there xcas a very great tempest at Connecticut, which blew down many trees, ete."

Poor Lord Dampnut...


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