Monday, February 28, 2022

Beers & Books CCV – John Montague

An Occasion of Sin
(short stories)

John Montague
(28 February 1929 − 10 December 2016)

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Beers & Books CCIII – Michel Houellebecq


Michel Houellebecq *26 February 1956

Beers & Books CCII – Victor Hugo

Between the government which does evil
and the people who accept it
- there is a certain shameful solidarity.
The great acts of love are done by those
who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.

Victor Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885)

Friday, February 25, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022

Beers & Books CCI – Anaïs Nin

It takes courage to push yourself
to places you have never been before...
to test your limits... to break through barriers.

Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977)

Monochrome Monday

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday is Skyday

 Sunset while storm begins.

Moving the focus but a tiny bit northwards.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Beers & Books CXCVIX – J.M.Coetzee

We must cultivate, all of us,
a certain ignorance, a certain blindness,
or society will not be tolerable.
I am not the we of anyone.

J.M. Coetzee * 9 Februar 1940

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Beers & Books CXCVIII – Sebastião Salgado

my camera allowed nature to speak to me.
And it was my privilege to listen.

Sebastião Salgado *8 February 1944

Beers & Books CXCVII – Kate Chopin

The artist must possess a courageous soul
that dares and defies.

Kate Chopin (8 February 1850 – 22 August 1904)

Sunday, February 06, 2022

Majority of US-Republicans obviously fascistoid, to put it politely

I do have to learn a vast majority of US Republicans have officially reprimanded two internal "T-critics"- (the very idiots complete name has not and will never be mentioned here) and at the same time appropriated the very idiot's reinterpretation of the events at the so-called Storming of the Capitol.

"Justification": Being the only Republicans on the investigative committee on the so-called storming of the Capitol Cheney and Kinzinger (the very idiot's internal critics) are part of a "Democrat-led persecution [sic] of ordinary citizens [sic] who have engaged in legitimate political discourse [sic]", the resolution says.

In other words: Anyone killing someone in "God's own country" is but engaging in legitimate social discourse.

Conclusion: The majority of those "US-lawmakers" calling themselves republicans are fascists or at least fascistoid, to put it politely.

PS: US-Democrats just happen to look a tiny bit less evil.

PPS: As Hamlet might put it nowadays: "There is something rotten in the US of A."

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Thursday, February 03, 2022

Beers & Books CXCVI – Paul Auster

The New York Trilogy
The world is so unpredictable.
Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly.
We want to feel we are in control of our own existence.
In some ways we are, in some ways we're not.
We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.

Paul Auster * 3 February 1947

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

140 Years of Joyce

Joyce, 1922,
photo taken by Man Ray.

James Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941)

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Per il centenario

Renata Tebaldi (1 February 1922 – 19 December 2004)