Saturday, March 29, 2008
CATO, M, Porcius, surnames sapiens, priscus, centorius or majo. born in tusculum in 234 bc in ancient plebian family. noted for some military, but not enobled. a type of genuine roman character at the critical moment when the free state was in its fullest vigor, but was threatened w/ sudden and rapid decline(geprgee?) youth, period of hannibal's invasion of italy. before his middle age, rome escaped from imminent danger of destruction and had entered a time of conquest. bred to agriculture, but having attracted the notice of l valerius flaccus, he was brought to rome and became quaetor(204). aedile(199), and praetor(198) and consul(195). served in africa under scipio and took part in the crowning campaign of zama(202) command of sardinia, where he had strict morality and in spain(194). 191 acted as military tribune in war against antiocus aand part of great revolution where greece wasdelivered from encroachments by the east and jubjected to western domination. fataly affected by the hellenistic world.
cato among the 1st to perceive the danger and denounce the immorality. elder statesman. questioned the 'pretended battles' of minucius thermus, denounced acilius glabrio. blah blal(nader?) regulated w/ a pendantic strictness the expenses of the table, also dress and personal ornament, esp women. futile fight against bribery.
censored in 184. died 149. no office between, but distinguished. but opponent of new ideas. against young free thinking and loose principles(andy rooney). anti carthage! punic war(crank)fearmonger at end.
CATO, M porcius- 95-46 bc, great-grandson of above, cato the censor, by title Utensis, from the place of his death and the reknown attached to it. a remarkable specimen of the effect of heelenic training upon the hands and marrow, but determined latin spirit. inherited his forebears discipline, a sour+ severe temper, a pendantic adherence to form and usage and utter lack of sympathy for any others temper or habits. devoted to stoic teaching. became fanatic in pursuit of holiness and purity in living in a pagan. waged a brave but hopeless war against evil tendencies of his age. attached himslf to no party or cause. did not influence his generation and at last critical moment, betrayed his trust in humanity by fleeing from immediate evil by suicide. on death of parents, brought up by uncle livius drussus, who was beginning to inate italians to claim a share of roman franchise and its privileges, civil wars, disgust of sulla. studied under stoic antipater. fought in ranks against spartucus and became military tribune. 67 bc, served in macedonia. quaestorship, asia appointment, not complient and no cicero. praetorship in 54bc. blahblah blah retired when civil war began in 49bc. supported pompeius. marched thru desserts of libya to much glory. war war blah blah.
CATSKILL/KAATSKIL mountains. just for the alternate spelling.
SATURDAY SCHLITZ BLOGGING
a dragonfly being cut on the light table. my job was to grind the sides smooth. wrap the copper tape, build, solder, FINISH. ugh. i began to detest these. lot of dremel work. wonder how tiffany did that. i guess i have to find a real one.
by the way, i checked on my red box and i do have quite a bit. but would have no idea how much is schlitz. then to get it off the shelf.
Friday, March 28, 2008
RANDOM ESTATE SALE BLOGGING
horrid horrid sale. not much left but CRAP. reduced to taking 25 audio tapes. but, found a very old and hand made hat stretcher. could be mid-1800's. shall see what ebay says, but i did spot this door knob in the back hall. I WANT!
RANDOM EVENING SQUIRREL POST
due to comments ealier, i have a sorta nice squirrel story. before i was born i think, my grandma rescued a pair of babee squirrels. sad part, she accidently stepped on one and keeled it. the other one they took to my grandpa's brothers house on the wisconsin river outside of west bend. where he promptly stole uncle al's new tulip bulbs.
RANDOM WHISH I WAS THERE POST
different church from the roof of that abandoned clothes factory. oh, to go to russia. i need to find out which part of russia my blood is from. and my norway bits. my english, my french, native american. i need to go seeeeee!
RANDOM EBAY ONJECT POST
oh, i gotta find some of these. went for over $120. but i want one of those can opener/lure to hoard.
FRIDAY ART BLOGGING
very early watercolor. i think from MIAD era. was framed in yellow, but after the living room was painted medium green over butter yellow. well, had to update the frame. it lives above the teevee. some things NEED extra color.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
THOR'S DAY BUTTER MOLD BLOGGING
a 'rare' 2 star mold. these do well on ebay. this is MY 2 star mold. found at MY resale shop. mine has extra pretty stars.
fuckin google. delay because it won't load pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
RANDOM EBAY OBJECT post
sigh. been looking at the stuff from the guy who had the beautiful carved fish lures. but checked some of the fishing lures. $$$ big money. this one was a special display model. over $100 for one lure.
well, i haven paid over $12 for any of mine.
we have about 7" to beat the 1885 record for snow. it could very well happen. we have til may.
so, we have had 103+ inches of snow.
but spring insists on coming.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
RAMDOM HOARD POST
last day 1/2 price find. well worth $6. also got one of my coolest fishing lures. and according to ebay, not worth enough for me to sell. guess prettier than useful. should bought that set of books for ebay tho....
RANDOM EB POST
CATLIN, George- 1796-1872 writer on the north american indians. b. wilkesbarre, pa. brought up in law, practiced in philladelphia 2 years, but art a stronger draw and established himself in new york as a portrait painter. in 1832, his attention was called to the fact that the pure american indian and their civilization was disappearing and before it happened, he wanted to document them for posterity. he spent many years among the N+S amer indians(he did south americans too?). he lived with them, aquired their languages and studied their habits, customs, and mode of life. making copious notes and studies for paintings. in 1840, came to europe w/ his collection of paintings and in 1841 published 'manners, customs, and condition of the north american indians' 2 vol. w/ 300 illustrations. 1844 published the N.A. portfolio containing 25 plates of hunting scenes and amusements in the rocky mountains and the prairies of america. 1848 eight years travels and residence in europe w/he narrates the adventures of 3 different parties of natives whom he introduced to the england, french, and belgium courts. 1861 'breath of life' a little volumn on the advantage of keeping one's month habitually closed, especially during sleep and 1868 last rambles amogst the indians of the rocky mountains and the andes. died in n.j..
i read his book on north america. it was a illuminating book. thank you george.
42?!? more %@#%! Bush weeks to go
we have 4000 dead in iWaq. how many to go?
most americans see iWaq as mistake, but dickie says-so?
42? more @#$% Bush weeks to go
easter toesday. fresh snow better than icky snow. the things i am willing to do for this blog.
Monday, March 24, 2008
RANDOM EVENING SQUIRREL POST
ooh, a little box arrived in the mail today. a b-day present from my aunt. and oooh. it will be very special squirrel post!
this is my voodoo war gorilla. it has at least 4000 pins. 1 for every soldier lost for a CHIMPEROR. i thought it looked like cheeney. the crown was a nice touch. sadly cheeney is not dead. yet.
RANDOM AUNTIE/EASTER POST
got the $$$ most excellent cake and AUNTIE HATED IT. it looked SOO easter and she didn't like it. it's NOT FLAT. she must have dropped it. no aunti, it was shapped that way. 'it's squished'. and easter went downhill from there i think. thos she was happy as a clam when my mom's cousin john cam by with wife and kids. adopted chinese clara and the surprise katherine. i gave them flowers of the cake. pretty and edible. i must admit avoiding eating the blue. and i got her favorite. lemon poppyseed. the green grass is butter cream frosting too.
next time we have to insist on FLAT.
Labels: RANDOM AUNTIE/EASTER