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Archive for November, 2013

Gild the lily with this whimsical volume!

As an amateur student of language this volume is indispensable. An idiom is “an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own.” Don’t be boxed in by poor literal meanings, get metaphorical this season with a tried and true method. Don’t be a second-class citizen of the English Language, escape the rate race of speaking and get a leg up on the competition this year and next.

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Evan Kerry, 2013

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Peter Schjeldahl, of The New Yorker fame, has claimed the Norman Rockwell fantasy for America!

In his lastest blog entry, New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl, has stolen Norman Rockwell from the masses and told us just how painterly he is. See for one’s self: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/11/a-kind-word-for-norman-rockwell.html?mbid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true

Though it is a tad trifling for him to tell us now. It is due exactly to his painterly abilities and marketability that he was so beloved by Americans. Mr. Schjeldahl, ever the attentive modernistical critic, has allowed us through his blog post from Conde Nast to finally view Norman Rockwell with the attention he deserves. 3 cheers for Norman…er, I mean Peter S.!

Evan Kerry

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If you find yourself in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania in this lifetime, then you must head over to the http://www.whartonesherickmuseum.org/ 

First a painter, then a woodblock printmaker, and most of all a sculptor of wood, Wharton Esherick was the visionary of the modern form. His house is an ode to his passion and you must, must visit it, I tell you. Almost everything contained in it was made by him and for him. Below is a picture of the home.

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But do not take my word for it, do the simple research and plan your trip, now. 🙂

Evan Kerry

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