Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2016: Disaster

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [All pictures are from L.Q. Spring  2016.] A review, or a preview perhaps.  Reader's choice.  I get a lot of value from every issue of Lapham's.  This issue was no exception. … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2016: Disaster

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2010: Arts & Letters Pt. III and last

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [All photos taken legally (no flash!) by me.] A review, continued and concluded.  It is hidden among the photos of my recent visit to the DAM (Denver Art Museum).  The L.Q. … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2010: Arts & Letters Pt. III and last

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2010: Arts & Letters Pt. II

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [All photos taken legally (no flash!) by me, most at The Ringling in Sarasota FL.] A review, continued. Following John Ruskin's advice in the first part of this review of "looking intensely … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2010: Arts & Letters Pt. II

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2014: Youth – preview

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE or HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.  See Archives on that page for back issues.] My latest issue arrived on time this quarter.  I'm over halfway through Winter 2014: Revolutions and I trust I will be getting to this … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2014: Youth – preview

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2008: About Money, partial review two and last

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] My reading of this issue continues.  As noted in partial review one About Money is becoming one of my favorite issues of Lapham's Quarterly. "Money, to be sure, of itself is of no use, for its only use is … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2008: About Money, partial review two and last

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2008: About Money, partial review one

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] Money.  Isn't that what it's all about?  The currency of modern day survival?  I would be hard-pressed post-apocalypse to snare, skin, cook, and eat a rabbit but I have money to buy bread.  Of course post-apoc the money … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2008: About Money, partial review one

My posts on LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review  ] This is a reference list I update each time I summarize an issue. It is listed in descending order by issue publication date. After that it is in descending chronological order of the reading and reviewing, newest at the top, oldest at the bottom. It took until Spring … Continue reading My posts on LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2014: Comedy

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] Comedy after Death?  (L.Q. Fall 2013: Death.)  I could die laughing. "Comedy's tough!" - Jay Leno, late twentieth-, early twenty-first-century American late-night television host and comedian, for those of you reading this is around 2214.  (Consult your mind … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2014: Comedy

What are YOU reading?

[Categories: Literature, Reading.] But enough about YOU.  What about ME? It seems like I'm reading EVERYTHING (exaggeratedly of course). I've been reading a lot of 'stuff' lately and still have a lot of 'stuff' to read. [Click on photos to enlarge, if you are so inclined.] Since December I've read or I'm reading: Hound of … Continue reading What are YOU reading?

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2013: Death

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] (Yes, that is Abraham Lincoln but no, that is not a death mask.  According to sources here and here that is a life mask.) DEATH! DEATH BECOMES US! DEATH TO THE INFIDELS!  (That's just about everyone isn't it?) … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2013: Death

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2013: The Sea

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] I am proud of myself. I have read TWO issues of L.Q. this summer. I read the very first issue published, States of War, reviewed HERE and HERE. I also just finished the current issue, The … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2013: The Sea

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2008: States of War (Final review)

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] Oh. This IS nasty business. If you thought INTOXICATION (Winter 2013 issue) was an unpleasant topic "you ain't seen nothin' yet". Winter 2008: States Of War is Lewis Lapham's first issue and he pulls no punches. No tiptoeing into the public arena for this literary journal. Wasn't I … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2008: States of War (Final review)

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2008: States of War (partial review #1)

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] This is not going to be a speed-read issue, though it may well be engrossing. Page 1 is the first flimsy sheet after the cover and usually contains a single quote. The other side, Page 2, … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2008: States of War (partial review #1)

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2013: Animals

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] I finished reading this quarter's superb literary compilation of Voices in Time (their term) on the Animals theme in late May. This was good time for me as I didn't read it during the first 18 days of May due to traveling. It usually takes me the entire … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2013: Animals

T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 24 Feb. 2013. Taxes?! Of COURSE we need taxes! [UPDATED. See end of post.]

It is not often one can berate the WSJ (SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending) but one can ALWAYS find some die-hard liberal cause jumping from the pages of the NEW YORK TIMES. While catching up (discarding actually) recent digital back-issues, I came across this House Editorial (unsigned piece (who DOES … Continue reading T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 24 Feb. 2013. Taxes?! Of COURSE we need taxes! [UPDATED. See end of post.]

SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending

SHAME on the Wall Street Journal for making the Payroll Tax item a front page, above the fold, near-banner headline: I may have to institute an official Donald Sutherland/1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers SHAME AWARD for egregious (outstandingly bad; shocking) misrepresentation of facts to the public at large.  (See my previous post Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, … Continue reading SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending

Politics and the Brain

A fellow blogger I follow, conservative judging from her posts, recently posted this reference: Red brain, blue brain: Republicans & Democrats Process Risk Differently "A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can be used to … Continue reading Politics and the Brain

Do you Zinio? My library does, therefore so do I.

Books are amazing.  Magazines are amazing.  Libraries are STILL amazing and RELEVANT. I know I can go to my library and read books, magazines, and newspapers for free. I know I can request and download ebooks for free. I did NOT know I could download and read 170 different digitized magazines for free.  My recent … Continue reading Do you Zinio? My library does, therefore so do I.

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics

What can one say about this issue?  FINISHED!!  Timely as ever it arrived mid-September for the Oct.-Dec. quarter and in time to get some of it read before the Great Elections of 2012.  It still took me the entire quarter to read the mere 222 pages of this fine publication.  There is something about Politics … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows

19 Jun 2012 - Cue song "I'm A Believer" by The Monkees. At this time I haven't looked past the cover of the new issue.  I do know from the introductory email it “delves into mankind’s predilection through the millennia for the marvelous, the mysterious, and the supernatural”. Since the beginning of time mankind seems … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows