Very Minor Update to Finish 2015

Yes, folks, this blog is very quiet. No one is collecting any new folk songs in Minnesota! But, just in time for the New Year 2016, we have a very minor update to the song “Polly Put the Kettle On,” regarding J. R. R. Tolkien’s use of this tune.

OK, One More New Book

Portrait of Chaucer from a manuscript by Thoma...

Portrait of Chaucer from a manuscript by Thomas Hoccleve, who may have met Chaucer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another new book now available under “Other Books by Robert B. Waltz” on the “More” menu. This will probably be the last for a while. The new free download, Trouthe Is the Highest Thing, examines the virtue of trouthe as revealed in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer — and argued that it was a real emotion, experienced by people Chaucer knew (perhaps autistics), or even by Chaucer himself. It also argues for its revival. Note: Revised Version released as of January 27, 2014.

Another Irrelevant New Book

English: Alice Liddel and ferns: this was publ...

Alice Liddell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another new book now available under “Other Books by Robert B. Waltz” on the “More” menu. The new free download, Alice’s Evidence, replaces the earlier Looking Autism in the Face. The new book is a more orderly examination of Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and his friendship with Alice Liddell, as well as the autism of J. R. R. Tolkien, Stephen Foster, Isaac Newton, James A. Garfield, and Marie Curie. It is intended as a discussion of the curious phenomenon of autistic friendships. Nothing to do with music, but a lot to do with me….