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To Sadly Go Perhaps

Posted in Society on March 1st, 2015

Kirk sits alone
To Sadly Go Perhaps

Dee died in 1999. Jimmy passed over in 2005. Now Leonard has gone on to the next thing. Bill’s still going though, closer and closer to doing it alone and I have to wonder how he feels about that.

Related Reading:

The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life's Final Chapter
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q are Cordially Uninvited...
A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life
Shekhina
Obsession in Death

Have Some Snownuts

Posted in Food & Drink, Society on February 25th, 2015

snownuts
Have Some Snownuts

Sometimes you want a sweet breakfast, even in Winter. So why try some snownuts if you can manage to get some?

Related Reading:

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!
The New Food Lover's Companion
Donuts
Women
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Other Than Eldritch

Posted in Books & Reading, Politics, Society on February 23rd, 2015

When one thinks of H. P. Lovecraft, if one does think of him at all, one thinks naturally of his Cthulhu Mythos. That’s unsurprising since Lovecraft is heralded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, writers of horror fiction of the twentieth century and the Cthulhu Mythos was the centerpiece of his writing. Lovecraft, however, wrote more than just horror. He also published a journal heavily focused on sociopolitical thought, The Conservative.

H. P. Lovecraft’s The Conservative had little no nothing to do with eldritch horrors. It was a journal edited and self-published sporadically by H. P. Lovecraft between 1915 and 1923. Some of its pieces were written by Lovecraft himself, but many of them were written by others. They included not just political and social commentary on the issues of the day, but also poetry, short stories and literary criticism.

The period in time covered by The Conservative coincided with some of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century, including the First World War and the Russian Revolution.

It’s quite the interesting read.

Note, however, that I said it was an interesting read. It is not an easy one; not at all. It is firmly grounded in the society, issues, and history of a century ago. Still, I wholeheartedly recommend it as an addition to any American’s library.

Related Reading:

C Is for Cthulhu: The Lovecraft Alphabet Book
History of the United States
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Perfect Scoundrels (A Heist Society Novel)
The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft: 102 Horror Short Stories, Novels, Juvenelia, Collaborations and Ghost Writings