From the time that the United States minted its first coins at the end of the 18th century until the beginning of the 20th century, every one of its coins featured either an abstract female or a Native American.source
(HT Prufrock News)
There is only one thing that a drama cannot depict—that is a hard day’s work.G. K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong With the World
Television is a product, not a medium, and everything you see and hear is produced by people terrified that they might be banished from the castle tomorrow and lose their limos and expense-account lunches and become peasants again, so there is mighty little courage or playfulness, as there is in poetry, which is entirely created by peasants, every word. Banishment is a way of life for poets, so what’s to be afraid of?Garrison Keillor
HT Daniel S.