We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
From a Vandy graduation yesterday. I saw no signs directing folks towards tofu and organic water -
The Law School:
Tent, Lily Turf, and daisies -
If you have never been there, it's a nice leafy, parklike 300-acre campus in the city, but unfortunately it lacks a large open central gathering place: no landscape core like a town green, or like the Sheep Meadow in Central Park. Olmstead would have designed a serenely dramatic psychological center to it all.
and it has tons of gigantic Magnolias:
and plenty of other good scenery, as the South always has (view from the front was even better. She had that pouty but cool look that said "I doubt you are worthy of talking to me, but I know you want to and I know what you're thinking. F- off."):
The newly-minted and doubtless rapacious young lawyers:
No skimping. Mountains of strawberries with accompanying mountains of confectioner's sugar - and too much champagne to keep up with the rate of serving. You just had to man up and do your best. As I said to the servers, "Can't let it go to waste. Think of all the thirsty people in Arabia."
Thanks to the good old New Yorker Commodore Vanderbilt, a very interesting fellow, for all he did to improve the world with the riches he just could not help but to accumulate due to his energy and his entrepreneurial and savvy spirit back in the days before income taxes:
I guess I see what I missed by not fighting the crowd at my nephew's VU graduation last year. Stayed at the Marriott there once in the summer, sure wasn't much two legged scenery for the viewing pleasure... I guess when (if) he does the law school thing I'll have to make the extra effort to attend.
Commodore Vanderbilt a good man!!!??? Bite your tongue (or pen)!
He was a rapacious, destructive, avaricious capitalist pig! He did nothing of value or benefit. At least, not if Obama were writing his biography.
Did you go to school in the deep south?
I'd like to send you a pic(file) of Bob on his "Rolling Thunder" tour of 1976....I can"t find an email for you guys! I love your blog and read it daily! The pic of Bob is in the book, "If You See Him, Say Hello"......Bob is headed my way on July 31st!!