My old stomping grounds now inhabited by goats?
A copy of the letter Auden wrote to his rector upset at the debasement of language. Ultimately the conservatives were a bit wrong about this stuff. For example, the “thees and thous” they wanted retained had weirdly shifted their original meaning from intimacy to formality. Incidentally this letter appears on the tumbler/blog of the author of The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography, Alan Jacobs.
This link explains why the original tower was built. Also this explanation goes some way toward explaining why it’s hollow.
4. Read at Whim
A refutation to a recent article in which the author attempts to shame those adults who read Young Adult books.
Another excellent list. Amazing how these sort of arguments are the basic language of so much public and social media. Stupid stupid stupid.
A kind of product placement, no?
This guy was also kidnapped by the same people.
A book review with some answers to this question.
Read Burroughs for years. Never thought about his politics.
A gifted performer of Ives shares insights and history.
Another book review, this one about famous people who walked a lot.