PROMETHEUS AND PANDORA XXVII

Our featured image shows PROMETHEUS AND PANDORA sailing on the Nile.

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We have changed to audio because of a bad middle finger on Prometheus’ left hand which precludes touch typing. He blames it on the vulture…

IN MEMORIAM

CHUCK YEAGER 1923-2020

Chuck Yeager in 1948. The previous year, he became the first pilot to break the sound barrier.Credit…Associated Press

Chuck Yeager, the most famous test pilot of his generation, who was the first to break the sound barrier and, thanks to Tom Wolfe, came to personify the death-defying aviator who possessed the elusive yet unmistakable “right stuff,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 97. RIP

How can we extoll him, a man whose life exemplified “the right stuff. Let us leave his praise to the NYTimes.

Immediate rant about gross injustice:

Here is our first attempt at an audio rant. Prometheus does not read from a prepared text but speaks extempore. If he could prepare a text he would publish it.

Here we go back to typing to link you to a science section on the retirement of the Spitzer space telescope

BOOK REVIEW

The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin

by James Laughlin, Tennessee Williams, Peggy Fox (Editor), Thomas Keith (Editor) 2.40  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  · 

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James Laughlin and Tennessee Williams with the writer Ruth Walgreen Stephan at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, May 1969

A quote from the catastrophe of success

“I was snatched,” he said,”out of virtual oblivion and thrust into sudden prominence, and from the precarious tenancy of furnished rooms about the country I was removed to a suite in a first-class Manhattan hotel. My experience was not unique. Success has often come that abruptly into the lives of Americans. The Cinderella story is our favorite national myth.”

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There is absolutely nothing in our line that she is qualified to do. She can’t even type. Even if I put her at something like filing addresses, I’m afraid that that terrific voltage of Russian emotion, which she gives off all the time, would set the place half on its ear.

SILLY TIME

We always lighten up the end of the blog

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