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Quote: Ambrose Bierce on Lazy Losers

“Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.”

Please read my related post - Lazy Losers Vol. #2 Essay 10 12 more words


Definition of the Day 10-22-14 -- Nepotism

NEPOTISM, n. Appointing your grandmother to office for the good of the party.

–Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary


Fool's Errand

Andrew Bacevich, historian of American militarism and empire, has declared the U.S. war against the Islamic State a fool’s errand. His argument is captured in the title of his… 530 more words


Ambrose Bierce on the Meaning of War

Ambrose Bierce—Indiana youth, Civil War soldier, and newspaper writer—did not much like people. His infantry years were perhaps the highlight of his life, even though he killed men in battle and was, himself, shot in the head. 757 more words


Purple Passages and a Teddy Bear


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.   – Albert Camus

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.  

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Reading Bitter Bierce: An Intermission

My next posting on Bitter Bierce will talk about his influence, actually limited to a few tales, on H. P. Lovecraft.

But I don’t have time to write that post today so let me give you some background via a new discovery of mine, Terence E. 90 more words