The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (Book acquired 29 April 2017)

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I picked up Brazilian author  Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis’s 1881 novel The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas today. I picked it up because of an oblique recommendation via Twitter a few weeks ago when I was raving about Antonio di Benedetto’s novel Zama

I got Gregory Rabassa’s translation (I dipped my toe into his translation of Miguel Ángel Asturias’s 1963 novel Mulata a few weeks ago).

Brás Cubas reminds me a lot of Tristram Shandy so far—short sharp funny chapters that bop forward and backward. The 1881 novel anticipates anticipates a style and form that we now describe as “postmodern.” I’ll share a few excerpts in the future, but for now, here’s the Wikipedia summary (lazy, I know, but I think it’s a bit better than this Oxford UP edition’s blurb):

The novel is narrated by the dead protagonist Brás Cubas, who tells his own life story from beyond the grave…

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Life extraordinaire

Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

First, foremost
spread love
Annihilate hate
Don’t ever ever
wait for fate
helping others
should never cease
in tough times
death, disease
Trust in Divine’s
abound affection
patience, contentment
serene satisfaction
kiss disenfranchised
make them fly
even if you
had to lie
all this before
you gracefully die
moments are slow
life goes fast
every day
pretend
it is your last

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Spring time in Trosa April 2017

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I play with words when I write ‘Spring time in Trosa’.

Spring in Swedish means run. So it’s running time in Trosa in Springtime 🙂

Trosa Ultra Backyard is taking place April 29 to April 30. It’s a form of ultra marathon race.

Read more about the race here, I hope the Swedish text is translatable for you when you visit the site.

I found out about the race when I saw many many runners along Trosa river.


They run several laps around Trosa and the ones who have the strength to go on the longest run more than a normal marathon. I don’t know how they make it, but they do obviously.


I think I continue to stay lazy. Running is not for me, unless it’s a soccer game going on or I have a tennis racket in my hand on a tennis court 😉

The runners…

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Bald Eagle’s Delight

Uncle Tree's House

Immature Bald Eagle

In the quiet of the morning

long before the cock does crow

the early bird, she comes a singing

(hard telling what she knows)

Fishing Bald Eagle

Seems to me, her tweets are secret-

coded notes with birdy words

so concise and quite direct

the foreign language that I heard

♫ ♪ ♫

Immature Bald Eagle on the Platte

Sometimes, the world just seems to stop

I know not how or why

alone we stand — no stage — no props

but moments do pass by

Eagle Landing

In the stillness of the waning night

no single thought in mind

I watched the dark give way to light

and understood their kind

♫ ♪ ♫

Two Eagles Spying The Platte

♥  Akin to free  ♥

Uncle Tree

Bye, Bye, Birdie!

Photographs by Keith Alan Watson

Bald Eagles provided by Lady Fortuna

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Reading The Pacific Northwest

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20130602opart-m-630x571.jpgExpanding upon my Oregon reads, I thought I would dedicate to The Great Northwest as a whole. It’s vast and natural splendor is astounding and I love literature that captures it’s spirit, grit, and enchanting beauty.
I’ll of course throw in a few well-known coffee roasters that are sure to impress.


Here are the books that I feel really showcase the quality of the NW:

The Orchardist
by Amanda Coplin

At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he’s found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit at the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man…

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Gushing

Erotic Yearnings

fingers sliding downward to my mound,
discovering swollen, silky lips,
glistening from where arousal drips,
on aching pearl, thumb swirling around.

rising hips demanding even more,
but you’re in charge, so I’ll have to wait,
fingers probing, as my lips dilate,
rubbing sleek walls, just as I adore.

probing quim, teasing fingers don’t pause,
till fingertips find that sweetest spot,
while others probe my sumptuous bott,
before you pull hips back against yours.

hardness rubbing between parting lips,
lubricating you with seeping lust,
burying deeply with just one thrust,
pushing backwards with such grateful hips.

from your mouth, obscenities flow free.
as you once more claim me as your own,
feeling how hard and large your cock’s grown,
as such manly fullness stretches me.

muscles clenching all along your length,
as hips buck backwards in harmony,
sating ever lusty gluttony,
when not to come yet, takes all my strength.

biting…

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Using the Right Incense for Your Witchcraft Spell

Originally posted on The Black Grimoire : Scented incense can be a great addition to any witchcraft spell or magickal work you perform. If possible, you will want to choose the right scent to add more power to your spell. Following are some common incense scents, and the types of spells they can be used for:…

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Card of the Day – Temperance – Saturday, April 29, 2017

Originally posted on Tarot by Cecelia: What a card for a Saturday! George Bogiatzidis has created this Temperance card for 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space. Given the last two cards and their positivity, I can not help but wonder if some of you out there have gone into celebratory mode. Letting happy hour…

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Beltane Fires of Passion and Power

Originally posted on Orange County Local Council of the Covenant of the Goddess: As the wheel turns and May comes upon us, we mark our ancestors’ paths as a time of light returning. Many still celebrate Beltane with music, dancing and huge bonfires. While there are many other images of the season such as flowers,…

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FOX NEWS TO GET NEW COMPETITION FROM ROGER AILES AND MILO YIANNOPOULOS AS MURDOCH SONS – JAMES AND LACHLAN – TURNING FOX INTO LEFT-CENTER

Originally posted on 70news: ? MILO: 12 million dollar 30-person team media company, MILO, Inc. dedicated to the destruction of political correctness and the progressive left Roger Ailes would like to get back into TV because Fox is becoming too left of center attributed to Rupert Murdoch’s sons James, 44, and Lachlan, 45. . James and…

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PHOTOS: BEAUTIFUL FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP DEDICATES HEALING GARDEN, BONDED WITH KIDS AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Originally posted on 70news: ? ( Daily Mail ) First Lady Melania Trump dedicated a new garden for patients at one of America’s leading children’s hospitals on Friday as she grows more comfortable in the White House role. Patients at the Children’s National Medical Center will be able to spend time outside in a healing…

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Stalking them YouTubers

Originally posted on Andelino’s Weblog: ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————— Former boxer turned Islamic extremist has released a video stating that Britain First leader Paul Golding, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, and commentator Katie Hopkins should…

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