Alas I saw Wonder Woman last night. I saw a young Rena, and Ian Easton who was shot down while piloting a Faere Faulkner.
Five years ago Rena ripped up the letter I sent her into tiny pieces. What did she do with the CD I sent her where on is recorded me reading ‘The Birth of Venus’. Did she burn it? Rena Easton began the Doomsday Clock ticking. When I saw the Amazons coming out of the sea, I saw my vision……..com true. I rescued Rena by the sea.
Easton joined the Royal Navy in 1931 and qualified as a pilot at the start of World War II in which he saw active service on aircraft carriers. On 4 January 1941, flying a Fairey Fulmar of 803 Squadron from HMS Formidable during a raid on Dakar he force landed, with his aircrewman Naval Airman James Burkey and was taken prisoner and held by the Vichy French at a camp near Timbuktu until released in November 1942. He was appointed Assistant Director of the Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1960 and was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy as Captain of HMAS Watson in 1962.
Several days later I recorded my story on tape. The next day Marilyn showed up with the latest Enya tape ‘The Celts’ that I spliced into my story. There is another half still to be told.
MOSCOW — Russia’s coast guard opened fire on and seized three of Ukraine’s vessels Sunday, wounding two crew members, after a , the Ukrainian navy said.
Russia blamed Ukraine for provoking the incident, which sharply escalated tensions that have been growing between the two countries since in 2014, and it has worked steadily to bolster its zone of control around the peninsula.
Earlier in the day, Russia and Ukraine traded accusations over a separate incident involving the same vessels, prompting Moscow to block passage through the narrow Kerch Strait, which separates the peninsula from the Russian mainland.
The Ukrainian navy said two of its gunboats were struck and Russian crews boarded and seized them and an accompanying tugboat.
Russia’s Federal Security Service, known as the FSB and which oversees the coast guard, said there was “irrefutable evidence that Kiev prepared and orchestrated provocations … in the Black Sea. These materials will soon be made public.”
Ten years ago on my vanished blog The Bohemian Democratic Register, I did a comparison of Irene Victoria Christensen Easton, to the goddess Eirene. RENE.
Irene stems from Eirene, and means “peace”. When I read Rena born two children – I was overjoyed! Irene was my, and Rosamond’s, Muse. I am poised to immortalize my muse! The folly over my long letter to Rena is well documented in this blog. Artaud, and the Dutchman, Vincent Van Gough, come to Bozeman to attend the Grand Cultural Ho and Show Down at High Noon. Pure Folly, ensues. The Bundy Boys grab a National Park in Oregon, whose trees are on fire, trees that might have been planted by Frank Buck, who is kin to Henry Brevoort. Frank was one of the first to practice replanting the forest he harvested – for the future – for his offspring! He owned a Cornucopia that became the Buck Foundation! To denude the forest of trees – is pure folly! We got heavy smoke, today! The guns are blazing! Here come the Juggalos!
Remember the Folly of Belle! Yeeeeeehaw! This is all right out of Rip Van Winkle – at the O.K. Coral. We are looking at the first Western, born in Holland. Belle’s poem honors the Inebriates in the Barmuda Triangle. Ignorance rules downtown Eugene where Frank Buck had an office. The homeless can’t fall asleep in the forest.
Erasmus wrote a humanist book that was the blueprint for the Renaissance and Reformation. The Praise of Folly launched a thousand ships when the Hapsburgs sent two fleets to destroy the Protestant Queen, this all paid for by the Conquistadors who decimated the Native Americans in order to get their gold.
Given Name IRENE
Meaning & History
Eirene (/aɪˈriːni/; Greek: Εἰρήνη, Eirēnē, [eːrɛ́ːnɛː], lit. “Peace”), more commonly known in English as Peace, was one of the Horae, the personification of peace. She was depicted in art as a beautiful young woman carrying a cornucopia, sceptre, and a torch or rhyton. She is said sometimes to be the daughter of Zeus and Themis. Her Roman equivalent was Pax.
She was particularly well regarded by the citizens of Athens. After a naval victory over Sparta in 375 BC, the Athenians established a cult for Peace, erecting altars to her. They held an annual state sacrifice to her after 371 BC to commemorate the Common Peace of that year and set up a votive statue in her honour in the Agora of Athens. The statue was executed in bronze by Cephisodotus the Elder, likely the father or uncle of the famous sculptor Praxiteles. It was acclaimed by the Athenians, who depicted it on vases and coins.
Although the statue is now lost, it was copied in marble by the Romans; one of the best surviving copies (right) is in the Munich Glyptothek. It depicts the goddess carrying a child with her left arm – Plutus, the god of plenty and son of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture. Peace’s missing right hand once held a sceptre. She is shown gazing maternally at Plutus, who is looking back at her trustingly. The statue is an allegory for Plenty (i.e., Plutus) prospering under the protection of Peace; it constituted a public appeal to good sense. The copy in the Glyptothek was originally in the collection of the Villa Albani in Rome but was looted and taken to France by Napoleon I. Following Napoleon’s fall, the statue was bought by Ludwig I of Bavaria.
Erasmus was a good friend of More, with whom he shared a taste for dry humor and other intellectual pursuits. The title “Morias Encomium” can also be read as meaning “In praise of More”. The double or triple meanings go on throughout the text.
The essay is filled with classical allusions delivered in a style typical of the learned humanists of the Renaissance. Folly parades as a goddess, offspring of Plutus, the god of wealth and a nymph, Freshness. She was nursed by two other nymphs, Inebriation and Ignorance. Her faithful companions include Philautia (self-love), Kolakia (flattery), Lethe (forgetfulness), Misoponia (laziness), Hedone (pleasure), Anoia (dementia), Tryphe (wantonness), and two gods, Komos (intemperance) and Nigretos Hypnos (heavy sleep). Folly praises herself endlessly, arguing that life would be dull and distasteful without her. Of earthly existence, Folly pompously states, “you’ll find nothing frolic or fortunate that it owes not to me.”
Moriae Encomium was hugely popular, to Erasmus’ astonishment and sometimes his dismay. Even Erasmus’ close friends had been initially skeptical, and warned him of possible dangers to himself from thus attacking the established religion. Even Leo X and Cisneros are said to have found it amusing. Before Erasmus’ death it had already passed into numerous editions and had been translated into Czech, French and German. An English edition soon followed. It influenced teaching of rhetoric during the later sixteenth century, and the art of adoxography or praise of worthless subjects became a popular exercise in Elizabethan grammar schools: see Charles O. McDonald, The Rhetoric of Tragedy (Amherst, 1966). A copy of the Basel edition of 1515/16 was illustrated with pen and ink drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger. These are the most famous illustrations of In Praise of Folly.