Monday, July 25, 2005 'puter's been down a couple of weeks...

Mohawk greetings: English: Hello. Mohawk: sa-la-da-tee. English: Goodbye. Mohawk: oh na gee wa hii (so I've been told) Interesting books I wish I had had as a youngster: By Michael Kronenwetter "UNITED THEY HATE White Supremacist Groups in America" 1992 "Free Press vs. Fair Trials: Television and Other Media in the Courtroom" "The Threat From Within: Unethical Politics and Politicians" "Journalism Ethics" "The Military Power of the President" "Northern Ireland" "Taking a Stand Against Human Rights Abuses" Walker & Co.'s (NY, NY) "Books for Young Readers" More books I've looked at or read recently: "BRONX ECOLOGY Blueprint for a new environmentalism," Allen Hershkowitz, Foreward and orginal Designs by Maya Lin 2002 Island Press. Terrorism stopped the construction of the newspaper recycling plant in the South Bronx? Hm... or was it... "Understanding Albert Camus" David R. Ellison 1990. "Everything You Know" by Zoe Heller, 1999. "Portrait of An Artist As An Old Man" Joseph Heller, 2000. The author of "Catch 22". "Oh, the Things I Know! A Guide to Success, or Failing That, Happiness" Al Franken, Ph.D. (Hon.). "Tom Brokaw: A Long Way From Home Growing Up In the American Heartland" 2002 by guess? "Mutiny on the Globe the Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock" 2002 Thomas Farel Heffeman. "The Bronx in the Frontier Era: From the Beginning to 1696" Lloyd Utan 1993 The Bronx Historical Society. "El Nino in History: Storming Through the Ages" Cesar N. Caviedes. Univ. Press of Florida 2001. "AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE" Jimi Hendrix "Samarai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan" Giles Milton, 2002 (author of "Nathaniel Nutmeg" Farrar Strauss & Giroux "At Sea in the City of New York" a wonderful sailboat trip around NYC after 9/11. Can't recall the author. Great seaside history chat. "Gengi" (in two volumes, I took out the 2nd they closed the Van Nest branch for renovations, returned it to City Island, the Van Nest is in renovation again until Sept. or is it Dec.?) the oldest novel in the world its said written in Japan around 1000 AD or so. Amazingly detailed, in contrast to what I had assumed it was. "Blast From the Past" and "Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned" by Kinky Friedman (no I'm not related to Myers of Keswick!) that Jewish cowboy running for Governor of Texas (though I heard on the telly (don't get kojacked) Lance Armstrong might make a run too) about NYC. Like a modern Ohio Penitentiary (O. Henry) stories about NYC. "Finnegan's Wake and Ulysses" I drop into these from time to time to see what condition my condition is in. Whew! Cara Lucia James Joyce's daughter said to have been ridiculed in "Finnegan's Wake" for mental illness. (p. 34 "We can't do without them"). "Times Eye" by Baxter and Arthur C. Clarke. What a strange story...but for history buffs a fun way to have the past inform the present! In closing I would like to remind the readers today of the Hermione-LaFayette Society. "Hermione" (1780) was the ship the Marquis left in that year "set out to join the American rebels fighting for their independence" in "The Sea" photographs by Philip Plisser and preface by Yanov Queffelec. I had the experience of piecing together a "blue china" set of dishes from the vicinity of the South Street Seaport from an archaeology dig commemorating LaFayette's return to America. Both his and George Washington's bust are on display at the National Trust on the Hudson River, recently expanded when Rev. Sun Yun Moon donated some adjoining property. The neighbors have visitors from France I think.

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