Monday, March 27, 2023
Shrinking (TV 2023)
Sunday, March 26, 2023
POTD: Melk Abbey View
|From 2022 07 15 Melk and Gottweig|
Today's photo-of-the-day is from Melk Abbey in Austria. It doesn't show the historic abbey (dating to 1089) sitting high above the Danube River town of Melk, Austria. Instead it shows the magnificent view from the abbey.
After the jump, a bonus photo of Melk from the abbey.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
|From 2022 07 14 Passau and Scharding|
Today's photo-of-the-day is from Scharding, Germany on the river Inn, which forms the border between Germany and Austria here. The photo was taken from the German shore. The building across the river is in Austria. The building dates to 1320, when it was built by Duke Heinrich of Bavaria as a castle to protect the bridge leading to Schärding. The castle was converted to a baroque palace in 1752. Today it's a school.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God
From Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale-Hurston:
Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men."
Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God: 1937 novel by a too-long forgotten author who was a pioneer of Black, feminist, American stories. Here, she tells the growing maturity of a Black woman, using Black vernacular dialect that recalls Twain's Huck Finn. A-
After the jump, my full review.