"Neither race had won, nor could win, the [First World] War. The War had won, and would go on winning"--Paul Fussell, quoted in 1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar
"We're all trapped in our coffins"--Revolutionary Girl Utena
Friday night the History Meetup discussed Poland. There were ten people there! (One guy knew a lot about World War II aircraft.)
Sunday afternoon I visited Giuseppe, my former singing teacher, for the first time in ages. I'd tried a few times recently, but this time he was actually in!
The other day I finished watching the series Revolutionary Girl Utena on Youtube. It has a superb ending, reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. (Watch the clip above through to the end of the credits!) I have a feeling people will be talking about that show for centuries...
Today I went to Deer Park library and borrowed Eric Burns' 1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar. (It's a large print copy, like books for children.) The 1920s was a more complex time than people often assume.
The cold weather has arrived and I'm finally wearing my long johns and furry cap.