Category Archives: Literature

Gone With the Wind? If Only!

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly; it should be thrown with great force.” –Dorothy Parker Okay, I’ve had enough. And then some! After a week off the grid, I’m still galloping in my hamster wheel in … Continue reading

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Readers of the World, Unite!

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” –Jorge Luis Borges “The library is a public good. It belongs to everyone but only for as long as you’re willing to defend it.” – article Sigh. I’m … Continue reading

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Rights of Spring

  File:Forsythia monza marzo-01.jpg – Wikipedia “No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” –Helen Keller “Optimism enables a man to claim the future … Continue reading

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Great White Father Knows Best

“Who knows what Columbus would have discovered if America hadn’t got in the way.” –Stanislaw J. Lec “History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.” –Edward Gibbon “As long as people believe … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip-Tease of History

“The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.” –Robert Lynd “War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the … Continue reading

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Rampant Logophobia

“Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” –Nathaniel Hawthorn I love words and ideas, … Continue reading

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Life, and Life Only

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” –Anatole … Continue reading

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