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The Stairs of the Pantheon.

The Pantheon of Paris is a massive monument which can be viewed from all around the city. The Pantheon is now worldwide famous for housing the tombs of the most honored french citizens. 260 more words

Books for prisoners

It is a special kind of ignorance that classes reading as a privilege that should be banned. Reading is not a privilege, nor is it a right. 780 more words



I really fell down on the job in March.   I was supposed to finish this for the readalong on the 31st.   I also didn’t get far in The Warden.   571 more words

Candide (Satirical Book Review)

Candide, ou l’Optimisme is a novella by a French writer called Voltaire. In this coming-of-age bildungsroman, the eponymous hero finds his comfortable, if uneventful, life in the Prussian town of Thunder-ten-Tronckh abruptly turned on its head after expressing his love for the town’s baron’s daughter.  918 more words


Q&L #7

Hello!I was so pleased to see my name appear on the Wall of Fame over at The Craft Barn for my Q&L #6 piece of the VW camper!   240 more words

A Million Voltaires and Counting

Over at Bourbon et Veritas, John has been laying down scunion for days, and really merits some engagement. I committed not to indulge in political discussion till after Easter but I also specifically exempted education from that commitment and this is right on target: 978 more words

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