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Vive La France!

Technically, I should begin this entry with La Marsellaise, and it is indeed a fine song. But, honestly, I think I'm fonder of one of the street songs from the French Revolution. The one that goes:

Ah, ça ira, ça ira, ça ira
les aristocrats a la lanterne
ah, ça ira, ça ira, ça ira
les aristocrats on les pendra.

Oh, they will go, they will go, they will go
The aristocrats to the lamppost
Oh, they will go, they will go, they will go
The aristocrats , we will hang them.


Things have been going on, and I haven't been writing about them, but I am still alive. I saw one of my favorite writers, Alison Bechel (who does the comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For) doing a reading of her new memoir, Fun Home at the local feminist bookstore. It turns out that, in addition to being a great artist and writer, Bechdel also has a talent for reading out loud. She's a natural storyteller, which not all authors are. It's just too bad that Fun Home is too expensive to buy in hardback right now. Sigh.

A friend from the Fairest College came to visit over the weekend, which was lots of fun. And this weekend, I'm taking off for the Michiana and Kalamazoo singings. Life is good right now.

And finally, I think I'll mention this article, about another book that I want to check out. It seems like it might tweak dawtheminstrel's chain a little bit -- set the grammarian against the ethnographer. I'll make the popcorn.

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frenchpony
Jul. 17th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
Considering that it reached around 98 F (body temperature) in Indiana on Saturday, the advice about melting down was well warranted. At least the pig farm across the street from the church in Goshen is long gone. It was a glorious weekend.

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