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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Pork Boys Do Easter, 2016

A few highlights from our little feast.  The menu:
  • Deviled eggs
  • Potato salad
  • Baked beans
  • Steamed cabbage with carrots, onions, bacon, and Ro-Tel tomatoes and peppers
  • Sweet Stuffed Piglets, actually braised pork loin sliced thin and wrapped around a stuffing of root vegetables spiced with cinnamon and sugar
  • Butter cross biscuits
  • White Zinfandel
  • Coffee with chicory, from Café du Monde in New Orleans
  • Tiramisu, made with pound cake, rum, Kahlua, coconut, chocolate bits, and whipped cream
It was lovely.  I tell you what.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In Memoriam: Patty Duke, 1946-2016



The beloved actress died at age 69 in Idaho today.  A light has gone out of the world.

New York Times obituary.

Los Angeles Times obituary.

Archive of American Television interview, 2013, three hours.  (Note:  to see parts 2 and 3, you have to click the tabs in the box below the video player.)


This Says It All

From the New Yorker, February 1:

"Bad Reception" by Barry Blitt


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter 2016: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Caravaggio, 1602.

The nonpareil of Easter hymns, written by Charles Wesley about 1739, as performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge:




I wish a happy Easter to all my truckbuddies, near and far.

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday, 2016: There Is a Green Hill Far Away

Christ on the Cross, Carl Heinrich Bloch, 1870.

A hymn by Cecil Frances Alexander, 1848, as performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge:




1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? *
and are so far from my cry
and from the words of my distress?
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; *
by night as well, but I find no rest.
3 Yet you are the Holy One, *
enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
4 Our ancestors put their trust in you; *
they trusted, and you delivered them.
5 They cried out to you and were delivered; *
they trusted in you and were not put to shame.
6 But as for me, I am a worm and not a man, *
scorned by all and despised by the people.
7 All who see me laugh me to scorn; *
they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,
8 “He trusted in the LORD; let him deliver him; *
let him rescue him, if he delights in him.”
9 Yet you are the one who took me out of the womb, *
and kept me safe upon my mother’s breast.
10 I have been entrusted to you ever since I was born; *
you were my God when I was still in my mother’s womb.
11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near, *
and there is none to help.
12 Many young bulls encircle me; *
strong bulls of Bashan surround me.
13 They open wide their jaws at me, *
like a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water;
all my bones are out of joint; *
my heart within my breast is melting wax.
15 My mouth is dried out like a pot-sherd;
my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; *
and you have laid me in the dust of the grave.
16 Packs of dogs close me in,
and gangs of evildoers circle around me; *
they pierce my hands and my feet;
I can count all my bones.
17 They stare and gloat over me; *
they divide my garments among them;
they cast lots for my clothing.
18 Be not far away, O LORD; *
you are my strength; hasten to help me.
19 Save me from the sword, *
my life from the power of the dog.
20 Save me from the lion’s mouth, *
my wretched body from the horns of wild bulls.
21 I will declare your Name to the community; *
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.

. . . . . . . . . .


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Waitin' for the Weekend





Yeehaw!


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Drive: Body and Soul

As performed by Canadian composer and conductor Andre Gagnon:




Saturday, March 12, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

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