Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Independence Day and a few links

First off, happy Independence Day- hope all you and yours are safe and well.

Here are a few links to things that have caught my eye recently. First off, a sad account of historian William Manchester's fictionalization of his war record. I found "Goodbye, Darkness", his memoir of  his experience with the Marines in World War II interesting and well written. Apparently, it should be read as a novel, rather than history.

Next, a car writer quoting Townes Van Zandt lyrics, in good context! An interesting column in a magazine I would never otherwise read.

Thirdly, if you're in Albuquerque and get by downtown, Abbey Brewing Company's Monk's Corner taproom at 3rd and Silver not only has good beer, but some very nice art on the walls that will be familiar to folks who've perused this blog roll. Jackson's work shows even more nicely in large format.

Fourth- a really excellent short story, free, from Baen books. Good content over there from a great stable of authors, and they keep reprinting Heinlein. Their home page has more stories and sample chapters from some of their books.

Fifth- scientific confirmation of something many of us have known for a long time; those old cow elk that lead the bunch are smart (and chewy, take the third one back).

Last, a little holiday theme music, courtesy of Dave Alvin: