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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Gardening up north is nice. After seven months, one is forced to take a break.


Right. Nonstop work is industrial; it's for machines. (And even they break down.)


Don't worry about Grandeur! Let it all hang out. No need to be constantly brilliant, and no need to perform! You're tired; s'cool, say so.

Sure we like a little entertainment, but hey, we can give energy back too! (Think Sam Jackson on foot massages!)

A blog is not a book, Amba, day-to-day is fine here, human-all-too-human flaws and all.


Such modesty! ;-)

You don't have to abandon us to have us appreciate either your grandeur or your eloquence, you know...


But perhaps we could be a little more vocal about how much we appreciate you. Even when we aren't in a panic at your (possible, only temporary -- we hope!) loss.


Or, for your blog's epitaph and subsequent resurrection, you could use the Pascal quote you sent me:

"I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room."


The epitaph seems premature yet appropriate. Trying to perform for an audience is one reason I blog with the same view as I write in my personal, offline journal: It's for me. If it equates to performance and people enjoy it, fine, but that's not the point.

Then again, I wonder if someone's rapidly approaching birthday has something to do with this... Yet one more shoe waiting to drop in a hectic schedule, a full life, an agenda already overflowing...(?)


Well, astrologers say you reach a low ebb right before your birthday. But what do they know?


The perect Epitaph is not a quote, bt rather reloading that long shadow you cast


And while you are gone , I mght learn to spll


Methinks this blog is rather like Rasputin, difficult to kill.

Cool quote -- I blogged it here.


You've got me reading you again.

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