Sentence of the Day: THE LAST STAND OF THE TIN CAN SAILORS, by the Late James D. Hornfischer

Captain Bob Copeland of the navy reserve would have gone to Annapolis, except he was an only child and his mother could not abide him having a career at sea. Therefore

He would settle for living in smaller worlds.

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, p. 24

(Unfortunately, self had to put down A Little Life after reading to p. 122. She just could not swallow any of the things that happen to Jude, and that includes Anne. And that includes Harold, and Jude’s acquiring a whole new wardrobe courtesy of Harold. And Harold’s talking to Jude, his Law School student, about the “sexiness” of various amendments)

Anyhoo, here we are instead, in the very straightforward narration of James D. Hornfischer, and this story is a story of heroism (going by what’s on the cover) and it’s about a simpler time, a time when every seventeen-year-old boy in America was dying to enlist, and by the way the main action happens off the coast of Samar, which is a very wild province (How wild? Self has never been there. And she grew up in the Philippines! And has traveled around her home country, quite a bit!)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Water, Water Everywhere: Courthouse Square, RWC

This is only self’s second time posting to the WWE Challenge (The first one she had to make PRIVATE because she noticed it was getting a lot of hits from some dodgy sites, and you can never be too careful)

Anyhoo, self took the picture below in July 2019, which was the last normal summer. Courthouse Square was full of life, there were events and concerts every weekend. It was fun to just hang out. Will we ever get back to that? She sincerely hopes so.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

November Black or Grey: Ruth Asawa

Self was looking for more Black and Grey for Life in Colour’s November Challenge. Looking through her archive, she came across a set of photos she took when she was at the de Young last summer, to see the Judy Chicago exhibit.

She was with the artist Mary-Ellen Campbell, who makes gorgeous travel watercolors and collages, and discovered the Ruth Asawa pieces in the de Young’s permanent collection.

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