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Friday Fish Fry

People keep saying "Beautiful day," and I grit my teeth. Yes, the sun is out and sky is blue, but the weather is creepy. C'mon low pressure, move back in and let those storms blow in from the ocean. This photo is the end of a weak front that brought only 1/10th inch of rain…article in NYTimes titled "Older Mind May Just Be a Fuller Mind," saying that the older you are, the bigger a library of memory you have to deal with, the longer it takes to access it. I've been saying to people for years that memory is not infinite and that some stuff has to get pushed out for new stuff to get stored -- how's that for rationalization of all the things I can't remember now?…Also in NYT an article on sloths; they discovered that sloths have moth living aboard (in their fur) that create algae and a large part of sloths' diet consists of eating this algae. Efficient or what?…Right now listening to Bach Sonatas and Partitas by Chris Thiele, mandolinist from The Punch Brothers. There's something about the ringing tones of the mandolin that are perfect here, different from the sound of a violin or piano or harpsichord, and the musicianship is stunning; dazzling runs, lovely interpretation…Come to think of it, the whole point of the Llewyn Davis movie was not the film, but the concert film, "Another Day, Another Time," made in New York in September; way better film…Last night we ran across a documentary on the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival in Smithville, Tennessee, and was it good! It's hard for us (east or west) coastal people to remember that there's a huge part ofAmerica out there that's not really on our radar. These fiddlers were so good, tons of them, quiet and unassuming and excellent and the clog dancers were a delight; I've got it marked on my calendar (July 4-5, 2014), and I might just go; maybe a road trip across America, maybe about time…Went eeling a few days ago and nada, maybe the big surf of late sent them into hiding…going to take my kayak to Tomales Bay this afternoon in search of horseneck clams and cockles…I'm on a campaign to get more seafood…had pasta with mussels last night…last, and the big news around here, is that we're almost finished with Tiny Homes on the Move and I'm pretty thrilled with it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"memory is not infinite"...read something once, written by Albert Einstein...seems he would agree with you..

went something like, "people think I have such an exceptional memory. not so. I (he said), make a firm point of not remembering/forgetting all I consider un essential/useless. For example, he said, he would make no effort to remember the number of inches in a foot, as he could easily look at a ruler. If it could be easily looked up, he did not remember it. This, he said, left his mind free to accumulate/think of only those things he considered important.

(always wondered if he seriously did not know how many inches in a foot)

bayrider said...

Einstein would have been delighted with the world wide web since we can now look anything and everything up in a flash. Consequently we don't have to remember anything, at least as long as the electricity stays on.

Anonymous said...

bayrider, yes, I believe you are correct.

Anonymous said...

I don't need Google - my wife knows everything...

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