The English author Aldous Huxley was the grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, a scientist who was known as “Darwin’s bulldog” for his defense of the theory of evolution.
Huxley published four novels in the late 1920s satirizing English literary society and was fairly well known. But it is his fifth book, Brave New World in 1932, that is best known for with the general public.
Huxley said he started…
Things were different. Innocent. An eternal summer.
The trees are full of apples now.
Parents bring their children to pick them.
Cider and doughnuts, harvest, a warming fire.
No fear of another fall. No sins.
Kim Novak in Billy Wilder’s very 1964 Kiss Me Stupid
When a curious fan inquired about the possible contents of unlabeled floppy disks held at the Andy Warhol museum, a team of experts discovered 28 never-before-seen digital paintings that were made by Warhol on his 1980s Amiga 1000 PC.
I love these odd cloud formations - which never seem to show up in my neighborhood. If they did, I would probably suspect a movie was being shot nearby.
late at night
unable to turn off
all these things
in my head
From Anglo-Saxon wringan “to clothe” airship, biplane, parachute - but it’s the system of ropes, on ships’ masts setting yards and sails…
This final season has to be so strange for Derek Jeter. This walk to the stadium gets it right.
It was on this day 195 years ago that a 24-year-old kid named John Keats wrote “To Autumn.”
You can find this ode in many anthologies and even if you have little interest in poetry, you may recognize a line that was dropped into your memory in a classroom.
Keats wasn’t having a great poetic year. In November, he would tell his brother in a letter, “Nothing could have in all its circumstances…
roulette animated - not for gambling - it’s a math thing
Unexplored, uncharted, as all rivers once were,
we travel down it carried by currents
that seem to run faster in darkness.
The overgrowth is thick. No visible horizon.
Uncertainty keeps us afloat for another day.
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey is a book about an actual river in Brazil, now known as the Roosevelt River.
When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety. No agitation."
— Monica Drake