Archive | June 2012

I was reading about Dorothy Parker last night…

Apparently, there was game played at the Algonquin in which Parker was supposed to use the word ‘horticulture’ in a sentence. She came up with this: “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.”

For some reason, it made me think of Rielle Hunter.



General ideas

Well, this blog is about books mostly, but anything can come under the heading of writing and reading if you commit it to paper or screen. So I thought I’d take the liberty once again of going slightly off topic.

1. Never take for granted that people will be able to love someone or something and still retain the ability to think.

2. It’s probably better to feel sorry for those people than angry with them.

3. Zeal blinds.

4. Some people are proud of their ugly side.

5.  If your true desire is to defend, you probably will just do it and leave the scene instead of lingering  to flaunt an attitude.

C.S. Lewis – The Future of Forestry

I just found a poem by C.S. Lewis that is magnificent, moving, foresightful. It’s kind of an eco-lover’s dream of understanding the gem we have in the earth. Apparently, there’s a musical band that’s using the title for their name. I was poking around on the Narnia Fans site, and found out about them. I love that about reading: you poke around and peruse for info on topics you love (Narnia and CS Lewis), then end up finding out something new (a Lewis-inspired band name), and end up finding a wonderful poem (The Future of Forestry.) Here’s a link to the Wikipedia entry, which seems to give the poem in full. It’s beautiful and breathtaking. Enjoy.