I really want to back into some actual writing and communicating, but seriously…HOMESCHOOLING IS KICKING MY ASS!
(With apologies to all those fretting about vulgarisms among Catholic bloggers. I really. Can’t. Help. It. It’s just what’s happening. I’m sore.)
It’s not that our days are just full from dawn to dusk with Latin declensions and biological taxonomies and theological parsings…
Well, they are, …but…
(No, they’re not.)
..it’s that we are all HERE. ALL THE TIME. TOGETHER.
So, there’s that.
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There are many distractions of late. Scratch that. Blogging would be the distraction. Life has been sort of busy. Last week, I drove 11 hours one day, then turned around and drove back 11 hours the other way, all for the cause of bringing my daughter home from college. Not for the summer, however, since she lives tomorrow for an internship Out West. I’m very excited for her, and will probably be heading out there for a visit when the boys go to Florida for their week with Mike’s family later this summer.
House matters have proceeded apace. I found a house I rather liked, made an offer, various inspection-related issues have emerged, so we’ll see what happens with that.
At some point on Fridays, I think, Ah! In a couple of days Mad Men will be on! I am not super-enthralled with the season, but I do have Thoughts. I’ll give it one more episode and put them to
This merits a blog post as well, and I will do it.
It’s a 6-episode series airing on Sundance Channel, but also available for purchase on Amazon. I’ve watched the entire season through twice, and could probably do it a third time. Not because it’s a Fun Riot of Laughs, but more because it’s extremely suggestive and I can’t quite figure it out. What I can’t figure out is if the suggestive allusions are coming from a place that’s authentic or if it’s for affect, a la Twin Peaks.
More later, again.
A few weeks ago, I discovered that Horrible Histories was available for purchase on Amazon Streaming – the first three seasons anyway. This, too, will be the subject of a blog post next week.
We discovered Horrible Histories in book form at an English-language bookstore in Paris. My kids LOVE THEM. Michael, who is eight, especially loves the Horrible Geography titles. He received Odious Oceans and Wild Islands yesterday and has barely put them down since.
The television series is about to begin its fifth season in the UK. You can get a taste of it on YouTube, but as I said, entire episodes are available for purchase on Amazon. The series definitely picks up as it goes along – the first season is amusing, but subsequent seasons become more sophisticated, both in content and production.
And another “please” – please forgive me for saying ONE MORE TIME – I’ll do a blog post on this later. I will, because I want to do my part in bringing Horrible Histories to American attention. It’s quite fascinating actually – about half of the content of this series would never see the light of day if produced in the US, not only because of a franker attitude towards, er, scatological elements of history (but you know, face it….that’s the way it was…), but also because of political correctness. The UK certainly has its own issues in that area, but as a whole, much of what Horrible Histories presents wouldn’t pass the PC Police in this country….
As I said…more later… but in the meantime…you might be sorta amazed at this take on the Dissolution of the Monasteries…
Season 5 of Horrible Histories starts Over There next week, and I read somewhere it includes a Rosa Parks skit…I can’t…even….what???
Not much else….Does that count as a Quick Take??