Today is the royal wedding for Harry and Meaghan. Spitalfields Life has a story about another royal wedding dress – the one worn by Queen Victoria in 1840. She didn’t do the expected.
It is the image of our times – a person, any person, anywhere, bent over as if in prayer, while reading a smart phone. Tim Challies saw it for what it was and found a way to break his addiction.
Eleanor Parker, aka The Clerk of Oxford, writes about her favorite movie – A Canterbury Tale (1944). Stacy Horn considers New York City’s old, and infamous, workhouses. Annie Holmquist compares high-school reading lists of 1922 and today; today does not compare well. Aaron Earls describes the oldest and most ignored social media command.
The photography: a winter sky in Bath, a street and a park lodge in St. Louis, spring emerging in the woods, and spring emerging in a garden. And the poetry. And more. A final note: in all the years I've been doing the Saturday Good Reads, I've never included one of my own posts. And I'm still not doing that. But I am posting the KSDK-TV interview with me about my novels and the royal wedding as the featured video. My wife said I had to.
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My interview with KSDK-TV on my novels and the royal wedding
Painting: Portrait of Edmond Duranty, oil on canvas by (1879); Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries.