- "Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race." — James Joyce
- "Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?" — Ulysses Everett McGill
Monthly Archives: December 2010
The workman lay on his side in the shelter with the donkey, in the cool night air outside his house. He suspected the donkey of harboring lice, and the straw bedding beneath him felt alive with the pests, real or … Continue reading
xx Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was not one of Santa’s reindeer and didn’t live on the North Pole. In fact, he was invented in 1939 by Robert L. May, a copywriter for Montgomery Ward department stores, as a promotional gimmick. By … Continue reading
Hwaet! Beinnan morgen, hé cunnan … … a sé Hwá mædencilda and cnihta áwæcnedon ærmorgenum. Færræsum for plægdeden! And aefter! O dyne! O dyne! Dyne! Dyne! Dyne! Sé an færgryre þæs hete! O DYNE! DYNE! DYNE! DYNE! James Brown — Santa Claus, Go Straight … Continue reading
1. The environment.