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"as the statist thinks, the bell clinks" - Carlyle on statistics

From Chartism  by Thomas Carlyle

Chapter II


A WITTY statesman once said, you might prove anything by figures. We have looked into various statistic works, Statistic-Society Reports, Poor-Law Reports, Reports and Pamphlets not a few, with a sedulous eye to this question of the Working Classes and their general condition in England; we grieve to say, with as good as no result whatever. 234 more words

English Culture


While consistency has proven itself, yet again, a word foreign to the Leafs’ vocabulary with sporadic bursts from certain players the sole hope in any given game, the team as an entirety failed to exhibit even the faintest glimmer of life on Saturday night. 425 more words

Toronto Maple Leafs

R-tworx: Koi Fish

Last week the kids enjoyed learning how to make a basic tear drop shape and turn it into a fish.  The fish were drawn in pastel / crayon and then the background filled in with watercolor paints.   33 more words

School Age Programs

Cake 181—Clinton County Courthouse (69 cakes left)

The Clinton County Courthouse is located in Carlyle, Illinois. According to an admittedly dubious website entitled “Explore Clinton County,” Clinton County was founded in 1824 from lands that were previously part of Washington, Bond, and Fayette Counties. 143 more words

Illinois Cakes

Sweet Fire Donna's

Fall is approaching! You need something that will stick to your ribs and make your toes curl as it goes down. Come over and let Donna make you a fresh bowl white chicken chili topped with shredded pepper jack and tortilla chips or indulge yourself in pulled pork nachos or have a wild time with the Pitmaster’s nachos. 44 more words


Like Watching Paint Dry

Randy Carlyle on the future of enforcers in the NHL:

“The game does evolve. There are roles that are going to change right from the top grouping of players down to your 12th forward.

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Handwritten With Thanks: The Art of Calligraphy.

Whether its palm leaves, burnt clay, copper, birch bark or our modern paper, writing has made its mark and continues to stay. The art of calligraphy in India takes us through inscriptions on the stone to paper, from epics to Asoka’s edicts, from few thousand years to the present day. 904 more words

Came. Saw. Conquered.