Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paris Plages 2011

Plage means beach in French. Click on the words youtube above to go to youtube and watch full screen. And then click on the cc for closed captions for good comments.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Maxwell Bodenheim Born In Mississippi In 1892 Murdered In Greenwich Village 1954

Maxwell Bodenheim was born in Mississippi in 1892. His family moved to Chicago when he was 8 years old.  The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi has a good collection of his books in the Mississippi Room in the University Library. They also have good collections of many other Mississippi authors.
Young Bodenheim in his salad days.

Old Bodenheim. He used to stand and curse the workers who installed stop lights in Greenwich Village.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Epidauros and Corinth in the Peloponnese, Greece

Peloponnese 2

Delphi, Greece part 1

Click on the words youtube above to go to Youtube and watch full screen. Also there you will find parts 2 and 3 of ths tour.

Delphi Greece And The Delphic Oracle Also Known As The Oracle Of Delphi And Pythia

What's the Catch? JUST ONE CATCH A Biography Of Joseph Heller By Tracy Daugherty Catch-22 Explained
Click on the link above to read some pages from this book and read some reviews of the book.
Click on the page above to enlarge it and read a page from the book that explains Catch-22.  What it was and what it is. Also see below from Catch-22.

"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.

"That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.

"It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Eugene Walter-"Cholesterol"

Click on the Youtube to go to Youtube and see this full screen and read about where and when this was filmed. Eugene was really too much. I wonder what all those old men from Alabama thought of Eugene and his imaginary harp and funny song. Eugene loved to eat and did not worry about cholesterol.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Colossus Of Maroussi By Henry Miller --Best Travel Book About Greece Ever

The picture above is of a first edition of The Colossus Of Maroussi by Henry Miller.

The writer Eugene Walter told me to read this book in the summer of 1964 when I was in Rome and was heading to Greece. It helped me no end. Click on the link below to read some pages from the book and you can read reviews also.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mobile Bay Ferry Between Gulf Shores At Fort Morgan Over to Dauphin Island Alabama Near Mobile Alabama

This ferry runs from the west end of Gulf Shores near the old Civil War Fort Morgan over to the east end of Dauphin Island near where the old Civil War Fort Gaines is located.
Click on these pictures to enlarge them. The ticket is from 2004.  When you enlarge the picture above you can see the oil rig clearly in the background. That was not there back in the 1950s and 1960s.

Link below is to current schedule.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Salon de l'Agriculture Paris 2011 (public domain)

Click on the video to go to Youtube. You can watch full screen and read the closed captions by clicking on CC.