spider web Luckily, the spider was not at home. It’s a big one.
Visiting another galaxy is on my bucket list.
A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress) showing Holden and his sister at the carousel.
July 1951 was the publication of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.
It is not my favorite novel, though it once held that spot, and when I reread it last year it seemed a lot older and a bit phony (to use one of Holden’s…
I have always wanted an invisibility cloak
Talk about the web, the interconnected planet,
the Internet’s World Wide Web, everything touching.
But this is one spider’s orb web.
Everything connected to it, any silken touch,
a signal that we are under attack.
A spider web is a complex and beautiful thing. It is also functional. Spider webs have evolved through natural selection. That means that random changes in genes have been passed on to later generations. Spiders, like all animals and adaptations, have evolved over millions of years and spider webs have existed for at least 100 million years (based on examples found in amber specimens).
Storyteller Jean Shepherd (born July 26, 1921) was a fixture on American radio from the 1950s to the 1970s. He is best remembered as the voice of the narrator in A Christmas Story, a classic holiday film based on his semi-autobiographical tale.
Shep’s cameo in The Christmas Story
— Blaise Pascal
On the road in summer seemed Romantic
(capital R) when I was a novel-reader,
smoker, alcohol drinker, an unmarried, childless pilgrim.
Now, I think about traffic, tolls, weather,
gas prices, and road trips have destinations.
Does anyone recall color bars? This is the door to the old LHS TV Studio where I taught my TV classes
For centuries, the full moon has been associated with madness. The term “lunatic” was once used to refer to people who are considered mentally ill. It also was a label put on someone who was dangerous, foolish or unpredictable. “Lunacy” is now considered insulting and not used as a medical or legal term – though it is still used in jest.
The words are from lunaticusmeaning “of the moon” or…