By Lambert Strether of Corrente
This is a travel day for me (as is tomorrow), and so I need to keep it brief.
Readers have noticed that I tend to confuse Thomas Frank with Robert Frank. I’ve noticed it myself, and this is the reason my deep well of unconscious cerebration conflates them: Robert Frank is the author of The Americans, a wonderful photobook, one of whose themes is how strange and terrible and various America is, which might be said to be a theme of Listen, Liberal as well, though with and for a different class of people.
Here’s Butte, Montana, from that book, which sold for some unholy sum at Sotheby’s, sigh.
Skim through it. The “normal” is often not (which, come to think of it, is a theme of Thomas Frank’s as well).
Readers, feel free to contact me with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I should curate regularly, and (c) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi are deemed to be honorary plants! See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here.
And here’s today’s plant (RH):
RH comments: “Lady slippers almost ready.”
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