PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 4/6/2018


No video this week, but only because I forgot to record one. I guess I need to put that on my to-do list so I build the habit. Anyway, here are this week’s picks!

Poem

To H. C. – Six Years Old by William Wordsworth

O blessed vision! happy child!
Thou art so exquisitely wild,
I think of thee with many fears
For what may be thy lot in future years.

A new Bill this week–Wordsworth instead of Blake. Probably because I see my son growing up so fast, these lines really spoke to me.

Essay

Of Praise by Sir Francis Bacon

Praise is the reflection of virtue; but it is as the glass or body, which giveth the reflection. If it be from the common people, it is commonly false and naught; and rather followeth vain persons, than virtuous.

In other words, just ’cause your mom says you’re handsome don’t make it true. 😉

Short Story

The Crazy Fool by Donald Ogden Stewart 

I’m a HUGE fan of slapstick comedies. Airplane. Naked Gun. Top Secret. You name it. I’m not very sophisticated with my humor… The Crazy Fool was such a great short story that was either an excerpt or turned into a larger novel. Published in 1925, yet it still made me laugh quite a bit.

Happy Friday!

-Phillip

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