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MAYHEW’S COMESTIBLES

HENRY MAYHEW WAS A social researcher of London’s mid-nineteenth century. His works were collected in 1851 in London Labour and the London Poor, describing the working class of this largest … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · 2 Comments

UNGODLY GODS PART 2

THIS ALL STARTED with Maureen Dowd’s observations about the immutability of human nature. I claim that even the Greek gods are human, often exceedingly so. Today in Part 2 we … Continue reading

November 7, 2019 · 4 Comments

UNGODLY GODS PART 1

A SHAKESPEARE REFERENCE made by columnist Maureen Dowd got me researching the ungodliness of Greek gods. Here in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow are tidbits on Dowd’s observation … Continue reading

November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

SLEEPY HOLLOW TIDBITS

THIS HALLOWEEN, LET’S celebrate a guy named Washington and a classic American tale. Manhattan-born Washington Irving was named after another fellow named Washington even before the latter became our first … Continue reading

October 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

THE LRB’S CHINA PART 2

THIS CONTINUES yesterday’s tidbits gleaned from John Lanchester’s “Document Number Nine” in London Review of Books, October 10, 2019. Here in Part 2, we’ll see how, despite Western expectations, China … Continue reading

October 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE LRB’S CHINA PART 1

GAD! THE ARTICLE “Document Number Nine” by John Lanchester in London Review of Books, October 10, 2019, is so chock-full of information about China that I’m tempted to quote all … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

A TRIAD OF SOUTHERN COOKBOOKS

SOUTHERN COOKING is a plentitude of cuisines, and cookbooks on the subject are also in a wide variety. Here are tidbits on three of my favorites. One is a traditional … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · Leave a comment