“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”
― Alan Turing, Computing machinery and intelligence
Lower Garden District landmark St. Vincent’s Guest House to be renovated, converted into luxury hotel
This is very sad to me – St. Vincent’s is one of my favorite places – I wrote about it here.
Now I won’t be able to afford to stay there. But at least it will survive (and thrive). Time marches on.
I hope they keep the gargoyle.
Napflix is a video platform where you can find the most silent and sleepy content selection to relax your brain and easily fall asleep.
Taking siesta to the next level.
While viewing Napflix I discovered a game of Pétanque. It wasn’t very exciting, but I found it interesting. Now, I find there is a Dallas Pétanque Club. Now I feel an urge to visit them someday and see a game.
These rabbit holes are so easy to fall into.
And now that we have Napflix – in Spain there is a bar dedicated to the art of the nap.
50 (Big and Little) Things It’s Finally Time to Get Rid of
Your new decluttering motto: #ruthless.
Texas liquor agency rebuked after investigation of Spec’s
The special evil of a regulatory bureaucracy.
The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural
KAFKA’S JOKE BOOK
Why did the chicken cross the road?
It had been crossing so long it could not remember. As it stopped in the middle to look back, a car sped by, spinning it around. Disoriented, the chicken realized it could no longer tell which way it was going. It stands there still.
Oh the irony of driving cars to ride bikes
10 Bike Lanes So Depressingly Crappy They’re Almost Funny
I’ve seen some that could make this list.
This photo, however, is a pretty nice pair of lanes, though they tend to get covered with broken glass.
The city I live in has done a good job of putting in useful, dedicated lanes.
“After all, we were young. We were fourteen and fifteen, scornful of childhood, remote from the world of stern and ludicrous adults. We were bored, we were restless, we longed to be seized by any whim or passion and follow it to the farthest reaches of our natures. We wanted to live – to die – to burst into flame – to be transformed into angels or explosions. Only the mundane offended us, as if we secretly feared it was our destiny . By late afternoon our muscles ached, our eyelids grew heavy with obscure desires. And so we dreamed and did nothing, for what was there to do, played ping-pong and went to the beach, loafed in backyards, slept late into the morning – and always we craved adventures so extreme we could never imagine them. In the long dusks of summer we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen.”
― Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter
“Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can get.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi
I love creeks and the music they make.
And rills, in glades and meadows, before
they have a chance to become creeks.
I may even love them best of all
for their secrecy. I almost forgot
to say something about the source!
Can anything be more wonderful than a spring?
—-Raymond Carver, Where Water Comes Together with Other Water
“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims…”
― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
What’s the Deal With Anchovy Pizza?
I like anchovies on pizza. Next question.
Have we been taught poetry all wrong?
Yes, next question.
The Kingdom by Emmanuel Carrère
Book of the Month for May 2017
Hayao Miyazaki’s Legacy Is Far Greater Than His Films
Seeing “Spirited Away” in the theater was a life-changing experience.
EP. 44 PEGASUS CITY BREWERY
Brilliant Beef on the Cheap: The 10 Best Dallas Burgers Under 10 Bucks
This is the water, and this is the well. Drink full, and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within.