The Adonis Blue, loveliest of all the blue butterflies and rivalled only, perhaps, by the White Admiral as a thing of delicate wonder in flight, lending its grace to the beauty of the chalk uplands of southern England. This is the butterfly of our joyous childhood excursions to Hod Hill, where, I hope, it will continue to flourish long after the footprints of rapacious men fade from view. LJ
Lyndon’s Flipboard Link
An interesting examination of the rôle of the authentic comedian, currently beleaguered by the neo-orthodoxy of the woke cult and its swelling pressure to lean acquiescently and naively to the perilous political left, notwithstanding lessons from 20th century history.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008hkz
“It pays to increase your word power” was a regular title in the Reader’s Digest, as I recall. LJ
From bang-a-bonk to cold turkey – it pays to increase your word power — GYLES BRANDRETH
— Read on www.gylesbrandreth.net/blog/2019/7/31/dfq0cerehvh0oag2bnn0a6x282aqbq
Andrew Doyle in conversation.
Labrador snaffles cake entered for Warkworth competition – BBC News
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-england-tyne-49393840
Als Kind ging der Vater unseres Autors in die Kirche. Als Erwachsener blieb er ihr fern. Fast 45 Jahre lang. Nun geht er wieder hin. Warum?
Actualités Météo : INTEMPÉRIES – Ce vendredi, Météo France a placé neuf départements en vigilance orange aux orages violents. Le début du phénomène est attendu aux alentours de 15h.
— Read on www.lci.fr/meteo/previsions-meteo-france-9-departements-en-vigilance-orange-aux-orages-violentsaube-tarn-yonne-meuse-2129145.html
Je vais essayer cela demain… LJ
Completed in fading light in St. Martin
on the aeroplane between Southampton and La Rochelle.
Amy Chua – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Chua
In her discussion with Anne McElvoy on the podcast “The Economist Asks” Amy Chua offers some wise and unusually balanced insights into the problematic schism entailed by identity politics and the damage caused to the “connective tissue” holding heterogeneous societies such as the USA and the UK together.
Tribalism has always existed, but is now playing a far more pivotal role in society: from the rise of gender and ethnic affiliation, to nationalist parties in Europe and even the appeal of Donald Trump. Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” and “Political Tribes”, explains why the politics of sharp-edged identities have become so powerful.For information regarding your data privacy, visitacast.com/privacy
— Read on play.acast.com/s/theeconomistasks/eed21a66-66ac-4463-8f46-f107aec42d8a
Marquis de Condorcet – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquis_de_Condorcet
British sailors from the Royal Navy’s prized new carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in the northeast Florida port of Jacksonville Beach Wednesday.
— Read on www.navytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2018/09/09/drunken-british-sailors-are-invading-florida-and-beating-each-other-up-because-why-not/
Natural justice – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_justice
Nemo iudex in causa sua – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemo_iudex_in_causa_sua
Audi alteram partem – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_alteram_partem
Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam
The brief sum of life forbids us the hope of enduring long. –Horace
They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
The love of one’s study companion
The genius behind Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School.
Charles Hamilton (writer) – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hamilton_(writer)
Some travellers love being late…
How to make a Waldorf salad:
It is strange how little I miss these, for they were once such an important part of my life.
Very pleasing, since I haven’t had time to do the crossword for a while. Left overnight, things came so much more easily in the morning.