Friday, August 18, 2017

Finding the Right Relationship with Mass and Social Media (i.e. "Oh, we never watch television. We are far too busy" redux)

Mass Media
Before the near-ubiquitous adoption of social media, Julian Fellowes <> said, during his brilliant commentary track for Gosford Park:
Popular entertainment at that time... were really the first time entertainment had been devised and designed for the working classes. And the upper classes on a whole separated themselves from it. They rejected it. When it was the world of opera and the theater, they had embraced it and patronized it. But they saw this new form as having nothing to do with them. That is later extended to television. You often hear people now saying, "Oh, we never watch television. We are far too busy." Of course, what it was was a separation of their own class from the principal means of communication of their own time. It was ludicrous. In a way, one comes to see the people who enjoy the songs... and the films... as people who are connected to their own time and who have a future.  Whereas in the upper class' rejection of them is a sense they're just looking forward to the past.
As we are immersed in cultures influenced by fragmenting cable programming (with the concomitant carriage fee wars and cord-cutting) on one hand and social media (engineered to be a more adaptive opium of the people) on the other, what is your mix, even ethos?

By the Shore

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Around Narragansett Bay: BLUE GUITAR and MALTESE FALCON

There are always interesting boats to be seen around Narragansett Bay, including Motor Yacht BLUE GUITAR and Sail Yacht MALTESE FALCON <>.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In Case You Missed It

Photograph Taken at Yale Center For British Art
Making hay, making horses, making dinner, and making colleges:

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Question for the Community: Grooming Products?

Father on Maine Windjammer - Original Photograph from Archives
I have a question for the community about what grooming products folks swear by. Tried-and-true brands their parents and grandparents used, whatever is on sale at the drugstore that gets the job done, or splurge on something fancier?  
Love your work, brings such a joy to my day. 

Sharing the Bay

Call of the Wild

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Author Robert Crichton

 Near the 1 Train - Original Photographs from Archives.


Old Damariscotta

1980s - Original Photograph from Archives

Friday, August 11, 2017

For the Glorious Twelfth

Father, with 1952 MG TD, Shooting Ruffed Grouse, Maine, 1952 - Original Photograph from Archives

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Peach Pie Recipe

This is the time of year for peach pie.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Supersoft Merino Wool Button Neck Cardigan from Blarney Woollen Mills, Made in Ireland

Made in Ireland

This cardigan from Ireland's Blarney Woollen Mills is a shorter and more closely fitting garment, making it somewhat more versatile in terms of levels of dressiness.

A Good View

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Taking Stock of Gentle Stockpiling

In today's volatile marketplace, even a best-selling item may not be available in its current form within a few years.  This means that it can make sense to buy a small cache of backups of favorite clothes to keep unused.

Buy Hard, Wear Easy (If one buys carefully, picking out clothes each day to wear requires no effort.)


Today's CSA

...And a gallon of fresh, raw milk.

Monday, August 7, 2017

A New York Costumer

Original Photographs from Archives

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Harris's Hawk

Barbour Bedale vs. Beaufort vs. Border

For Review, A Comparison of Size 36 Barbours in Three Styles - All Photographs are Original
Barbour produces three classic styles, all extraordinary for their attention to detail and, when made in England, the quality of materials and construction.
What is so wonderful about these Barbour jackets is that they are never "wrong"... One can step from a stroll down 5th Ave out into the 'back 40', or vice versa, and still be in style. Just remember to remove any game from the pockets before hitting the City... (snowysailor
 Many ask about the differences between the Barbour Bedale, Beaufort, and Border.

In the details:  The corduroy collar is designed to redirect rain away from the wearer's neck.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Does Tea Taste Better From a Brown Betty?

Many swear that their tea tastes better from a Brown Betty.  Is it the shape?  Or the clay?  Or both?  Neither?

Friday, August 4, 2017

Show Prep

Original Photograph from Archives