Happy Birthday to My Love, George Bernard Shaw!

George Bernard Shaw was born on 26 July 1856:

George in my fave suit, 1909

1909: George Bernard Shaw looking dapper in a fab suit!

“My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.”-George Bernard Shaw, John Bull’s Other Island

Daily Prompt: My Best Friend

Do I believe in the concept of best friends? Of course I do! See below:

Al and Nic

Al and Nic: Goofing off.

We’re 98% the same person. She’s my best friend, my sister from another mother, my platonic other half. Nic is one of the handful of things that makes life precious, and worth living.

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”-A.A. Milne

On Bees and Efs: The Daily Prompt

My Annual Zelda Fitzgerald Birthday Post, This Time in Photographs

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was born on 24 July 1900. Her dreams ran bigger than her husband’s words, deeper than his fame. She was way more than a muse, a wife, a mother: she was a writer, and a damn fine one.*

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*Zelda also danced and painted.

A Reading List a Mile Long: Daedalus Books New Arrivals Midsummer 2014

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”-Oscar Wilde

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[Alternative Muses] Two Exits and an Entrance: Burns, Terry, and Hemingway

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“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”-Ernest Hemingway

“Eulogy is nice but one does not learn anything from it.”-Ellen Terry

“Let them cant about decorum, who have characters to lose!”-Robert Burns

[Alternative Muses] Coming and Going: Edgar Degas/Margaret Fuller Mashup

Ironing Woman by Edgar Degas, 1869

1869: Ironing Woman by Edgar Degas (born on 7/19/1834)

“I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.”-Margaret Fuller (died on 7/19/1850)

Dancers Practicing at the Bar by Edgar Degas, 1877

1877: Dancers Practicing at the Bar by Edgar Degas