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  • Flute

    Posted by Dan from Madison on November 3rd, 2011 (All posts by )

    I don’t get/want much down time. But right now I am sitting in my living room reading “Beware of Pity” by Stefan Zweig, while notes from my daughters’ flute float down the stairs. I have a huge fire going. A glass of Scotch sits by my side. Thank you.


    10 Responses to “Flute”

    1. Tatyana Says:

      “Beware of Pity” is a very sentimental novel…but I fully sympathize with your sentiment!

    2. Lexington Green Says:

      The pursuit of happiness takes many forms. My copy of Zweig’s Conqueror of the Seas: The Story of Magellan arrived recently. It is a large, old, dark green hardcover that smells like an old book. Perfect.

    3. Bill Brandt Says:

      It doesn’t get much better than that Dan….

      Looking back I believe some of life’s most memorable moments – moments that are snapshots – are moments such as yours…

    4. Bill Brandt Says:

      BTW is the scotch helping the broken toe?

    5. Dan from Madison Says:

      The toe healed up rather quickly. I don’t know if it was broken but it sure looked like it. Perhaps jammed severely.

      Lex – I am expecting my hardcopy version of that same book to arrive soon. Can’t wait.

    6. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      Sounds good to me. I don’t get too many quiet times, we have two boys……

      Lex recommended a biography about a British general and I have completely forgotten his name. He seemed to be the “model of a modern major general”. I need a good read right now so I’m looking for a hint.

    7. Lexington Green Says:

      JTB: it was Garnet Wolseley. Search the name Wolseley in the search box at the top of the blog and you will find posts with links to books.

    8. Knucklehead Says:

      At this particular time of year my favorite relaxation is to sit outside in the evening with nothing to amuse me but the fire in the chimenea. Well, that and some brandy or cognac. Wine will do fine. Quiet but for the crackling and the passing of airplanes and neighbors. Cool and crisp. Often amazing skies despite the light pollution. Wonderful.

      And I second the Thank You offered to the memory of the Founding Fathers.

      I fear when spring starts to bloom I may need to stir the old bones to join the 53% to do battle with the “99%”. We have the blessing of living in interesting times but they may be growing dangerous.

    9. Dan from Madison Says:

      “I fear when spring starts to bloom I may need to stir the old bones to join the 53% to do battle with the “99%”.”

      I started this year with the “protests” when I finally figured out what was going on. It will get worse next year with the coming recall Walker election. So ugly but the fight must be fought.

    10. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      Thanks Lex!

      AND thanks to all contributors and commenters on Chicago Boyz. The diversity of the blogs and the wide array of opinions and comments makes for very interesting reading! I feel like I have learned a great deal from everyone, especially those I don’t agree with. We are lucky to have this resource and venue, and for that I am thankful.