Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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What a beautiful, thoughtful post. I too have a chronically ill husband and have observed firsthand (for many years) how forces other than physical well-being can animate the spirit. This is not a religious comment, just an observation that life has many dimensions we can't fully understand.

I so enjoy your cogitations on this blog. Best to you and your husband.


Oh survival value. Dawkins-Dennett's lame ideas get far more attention than they deserve.


Thank heavens you're getting some assistance!

Dorothy, I think we're not in New York anymore.

In New York, slinging a six-foot husband over your shoulder and carrying him into an emergency room is a sign of women's empowerment, like learning how to read an annual report.


Dear Lord, the ocean is so big, and my boat is so small. Help me.

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