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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Gothic weather for a gothic election

Source: Screen shot from, 8 a.m. EDT, Oct. 29, 2020. The remnants of Hurricane Zeta, moving northeast, will pass over Acorn Abbey in a few hours. Here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we’d be hard pressed to say which time of year is the best. The two choices are pretty clear, […]

хор мальчиков хорового училища им.М.И.Глинки

Russia, just now — as has often been the case — is poorly regarded and even feared in the West. But we might do well to keep in mind that the Russian people and the Russian oligarchs in the Kremlin are two very different Russias. While watching a great many music videos on YouTube for […]

In the end, what did they gain?

These photos were lifted from Facebook, sources unknown. There are, I would say, five classes of Trumpers: 1. The Trumps themselves 2. Elites, such as U.S. senators, who enabled and shielded Trump 3. Those who voted for Trump in 2016 4. Those who are voting for Trump again in 2020 5. The super-rich, who got […]

Wild persimmons — and persimmon pudding

Persimmon pudding and cognac. Click here for high-resolution version. I had persimmon pudding today for the first time in at least 50 years. If you’ve ever once had persimmon pudding, you’ll never forget it, because there’s nothing else like it. I have my own persimmon trees now at last, so I have done my best […]