October 15th, 2009

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Schott's Miscellany 14 October 2009

Dwight D. Eisenhower born (1890)


TRADITIONAL TONGUE TWISTER

One old ox opening oysters.
Two toads totally tired trying to trot to Tewkesbury.
Three tame tigers taking tea.
Four fat friars fishing for frogs.
Five fairies finding fireflies.
Six soldiers shooting snipe.
Seven salmon sailing in Solway.
Eight elegant engineers eating excellent eggs.
Nine nimble noblemen nibbling nonpareils.
Ten tall tinkers tasting tamarinds.
Eleven electors eating early endive.
Twelve tremendous tale-bearers telling truth.


True goodness springs from a man's own heart. All men are born good.
Confucius (551-479 BCE)
  • Current Music
    "If You Would Just Drop By" by Arlo Guthrie
music

While My Guitar Gently Weeps rocks (so far)

I started the second JP Kinkaid mystery by Deborah Grabien (debg), While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and so far it is rocking like a rocking thing. Deb can write, and she brilliantly immerses you in the world of rock and roll, in the world of making music (two related, but separate, things), in the world of cooking, and in the world of people who suffer from multiple sclerosis. And, most of all, in the world of damaged people who love each other.

It's a good mystery, too. Haven't finished it yet, but I've read enough of Deb's books (the first Kinkaid, Rock and Roll Never Forgets, as well as her "Haunted Ballads" novels) to not be worried about let-down.

I strongly recommend this one, even before I've finished it.
  • Current Music
    "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley