Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Saturday, January 09, 2016

2016, so far

“Life isn't all fricasseed frogs and eel pie.” --Puddleglum, in The Silver Chair


  1. Here's something for your recipe collection:
    Today at Casa Davis is something more pedestrian: beef and veggie soup.
    Have a beautiful day!

    1. Hahaha! Did you gig frogs as a boy?

    2. No, not at all. I never knew about such "adventures" until I moved to the American south; it is perhaps a regionally centered amphibian homicide.

    3. Regionally centered amphibian homicide... like that. I also knew boys who had it in for rattlers and roasted them in a fire after a slaughter. Well, they *were* nested up in cabins, which is an unattractive thought for humans.


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.