Ambition this shall tempt to rise,
And moody Madness laughing wild
Amid severest woe.
-from Thomas Gray's "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College"
New to blogroll
Under the heading of "Here I Am Now, Entertain Me", I have added Self-Styled Siren, a delightful cinephile blog that focuses on older films. She is an excellent writer and I have been reading her archives all evening, delighting in her critiques of old movies I've seen and some of the divine stars of yesterday.