P. G. Wodehouse
Teaching is like painting a huge Victorian mansion. And you don’t actually have enough paint. And when you get to some sections of the house it turns out the wood is a little rotten or not ready for the paint. And about every hour some supervisor comes around and asks you to get down off the ladder and explain why you aren’t making faster progress. And some days the weather is terrible. So it takes all your art and skill and experience to do a job where the house still ends up looking good.
Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. He stopped by NPR’s studios to perform a few of his hits.
Our local telephone directory, which used to be a hefty tome, has shrunk to a meager 72 pages. What is more, this booklet covers four neighboring towns (i.e., an area populated by roughly 82,000 residents). What I find genuinely perplexing is that our landline, which we canceled years ago, is listed too.
We do love a cup of tea don’t we, in fact we consume over 165 million cups every day. Not you or I on our own, the British as a nation… Emma Bridgewater has ventured into the world of tea, sharing with you her findings about the quintessential Great British habit. Did you know that [&hellip
I have said this before, and I still think the dandelion is a genuinely nice-looking weed. I don’t have the heart to uproot these.
Spring has arrived somewhat sooner than expected. Last year it was snowing at the end of March.
Google commemorates the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.