PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 3/30/2018

It’s been a week of improving health! Woohoo for that. Still have that lingering cough that probably won’t go away for another month, but I can deal with that.

Oh, and here’s a new little experiment I’m trying…Apologies in advance if seeing my mug in action gets your morning off to a poor start. 😉

Poem

Proverbs of Hell by William Blake

A dead body revenges not injuries.
The nakedness of woman is the work of God.
What is now proved was once only imagin’d.
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

Some great contrarian proverbs, though some seemed to make a lot of sense to me…

Essay

Of Studies by Sir Francis Bacon

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not.

This is a shorty, but I damn near underlined almost every sentence.

Short Story

Pigs is Pigs by Ellis Parker Butler 

I’m reading an anthology of humorous short stories that was put out in the 1950s, and while some stories show it, quite a few hold up well. There were three really good ones this week, but I went with Pigs is Pigs, because you can actually view the Disney adaptation on YouTube:

Happy Friday!

-Phillip

4 thoughts on “PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 3/30/2018”

    1. Oops! I thought I flipped it from Private to Public.. Fixed now. Maybe you were better off though! Hah. 🙂 Happy weekend!

  1. Videos are hard to do, but they can be fun and entertaining. I did one a long time ago, shortly after learning that our cat Luisa (RIP) had cancer. It was fun because she was in the video (squirming … lol). It was impromptu but I had hoped to do more … takes less time than writing 😉 I hope you continue to get better. You do look tired in your video …

    1. I think I remember that video! It’s awesome you have that memory saved of her. Yeah, we’ll see where the videos go.. I’d like to have something interesting to say in them. Doubt anyone wants to see me ramble on (just ask my wife…) 🙂 Happy Friday, Marie!

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