The Art of Letter Writing
While listening to the excellent audiobook Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow, this sentence in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison made me think about letter writing:
“The motion of my blood no longer keeps time with the tumult of the world.” Full letter here
Does anyone write such flowing letters anymore?
More Death Acquired
I picked up a new dead person today from the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market. It is probably the biggest gathering of antique sellers in the area when the weather is nice.
I paid more than my current average but less than 1/2 of what a 120-year-old frame in such an excellent condition usually sells for.
(c. 1900 ish) - based on the clothing and the wooden backboard.
Goat In A Coat
Saw the phrase ‘goats in trench coats’ on Twitter yesterday. Now it’s stuck in my head.
Pumpkin Spice Season
When you are too cheap to buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte, a tablespoon of Libby’s pumpkin pie mix in your homemade coffee gets you pretty close with much less sugar and no artificial flavoring.
Ingredients: Pumpkin, water, sugar, salt, spices, dextrose, natural flavors