I’m waiting for the day when my niece creates a tumblr dedicated to her passion for wolves.  And she might punctuate it with screenshots of Minecraft.


Jasmy Jacob - Kees van Dongen


charles eames toy giraffe costume, 1951 (www.petitapetitandfamily.com)

Artist: Connie Smith
Title: Once A Day
Album: The Essential Connie Smith


Connie Smith - Once a Day

New inductee to the Country Hall of Fame.  I first heart this song, written by Whispering Bill Anderson, recorded by The Triffids.  This was one of several songs that convinced me that I did not hate country music. 

Yes, old country is good.  I don’t usually make any specification because people are normally talking about current country music to which I reply “I hate country”.


Nadar (1820-1910), Sarah Bernhardt en Phèdre dans “Phèdre” de Racine. Négatif de 1874 et impression des années 1880. Impression à l’albumine. Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), Etude Photographique, Studio Rue du Val de Grâce - 1900

Arlene Francis


Queen Elizabeth I (the Ditchley portrait, detail) - Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, c. 1592

Merle Haggard’s “Somewhere Between”.

I love the way he sings, “And sometimes I believe you love me”.