Monday, September 24, 2018

Landscape: Su Blackwell

From Twitter this evening:

21h21 hours ago
More Nature in Britain, 2012 by Su Blackwell, artist who creates paper art out of old books, often based on fairytale and the environment #womensart

(copied under fair use principles)

Saturday, September 22, 2018


In the midst of the Kavanaugh hearings, and in the wake of the president's characteristic insensitivity, here is a really good piece about why women did not report sexual assault.

Monday, September 3, 2018

"Bible in a Year" in One Place

This past year, I studied books of the Bible and posted my notes on this blog as "Bible in a Year"--although the enjoyable project lasted sixteen months.

As the project developed, I followed my curiosity into both Christian and Jewish interpretation of the Old Testament, and also the reasons why the New Testament, though mostly written by Jews, seems so anti-Jewish (and became the root of later anti-Semitism). I also tried to show the many interconnections and contrasts among Bible books and sections.

I decided to put all the posts together into one place, which turned out to be 215 single-spaced manuscript pages, gosh. Here is the blog page where all those posts are arranged from Genesis to Revelation, instead of the backward way that posts necessarily appear in a blog:

Friday, August 17, 2018

Landscape: Alfredo Lazzari

Alfredo Lazzari (1871-1949), "Olvarría e Irala, La Boca". From Twitter, @FreeExhibition, August 17, 2018. Copied under fair use principles.

Landscape: Hasui Kawase

Hasui Kawase (1883-1957), "Mount Fuji Seen from Tagonoura in the Evening" (1940). From Twitter, @TheNewPainting, July 28, 2018.

Landscape: Amelia Lady Farmborough

Amelia Lady Farmborough (1772-1837), "View taken from the Grounds at Bromley Hill, Kent"  Twitter, @FreeExhibition, August 17, 2018. Copied under fair use principles.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

"If War is Hell, Then Coffee Offers Salvation"

Here's an interesting article about the importance of coffee in the Civil War! 'The word coffee was more present in these diaries than the words "war," "bullet," "cannon," "slavery," "mother" or even "Lincoln."'