Blogger's latest Dashboard has reconfigured the view so it's impossible to see much anymore. To wit: my Reading List, which has been neglected far too long. I should have the competence to click, but it was ever so much nicer when just by logging in I could see all sorts of lovely things - like my Reading List (blogs I follow).
We'll let that openener stand as a hint to where we're mining most of this Collection post ...
It's been a while since we took a visit to Tom Williams' blog (thanks again, Blogger, for reconfiguring so I can't see my Reading List!). How about his version of the I am not an historian post? Mine was here.
American Duchess has been looking at catalogues from Simplicity, the pattern maker. Lauren has noted an intriguing point of design, in the effects of WWII on cut and style - between 1940 and 1946, the war had clear effects on aesthetic, possibly by way of resource availability. In this time, patterns in Simplicity truly became simpler.
In what I'm calling The EO-etc. blog, our author has some great Bulwer-Lytton entries, puns, and more. So enjoyable. Take a spin. Throw around a few jokes of your own!
Hey, the stock market hit 20k yesterday. People do insist upon discussing this, but what most fail to discuss is that (a) The Dow is not the stock market, and (b) the stock market is not the economy. Why that particular tidbit got buried more than halfway down this piece from NPR, on exactly this point, I do not know, but at least they put it in there at all. Most outlets seem to be content just spewing the number as if it means anything.
Hint: it does not.