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Dulness, deceit and dunces; populism, priorities and prophecy

Populism and priorities

I used to think that populism was a good thing – the will of the people.  Now I have doubts.  It seems that populism represents a series of reactions to single issue problems.  745 more words


Poetry: Ode on Solitude 

“Ode on Solitude” is written by Alexander Pope- the famous poet of 18th century. In this poem, Pope glorifies solitude. It is based on the idea that… 233 more words


Sir Isaac Newton

Like the great Margaret Thatcher, Isaac Newton hails from Grantham in Lincolnshire, or as near as damn-it! The anniversary of his birthday is tomorrow (corrected to the Georgian* calendar which was not used in England until 1752) so here is a picture of the great man with obligatory apple. 366 more words


Ode to Solitude

By Alexander Pope. Circa 1700.

Long a favorite.

Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
Content to breathe his native air,
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Old Journal Entries 2016-12-30

I guess I went through an Alexander Pope phase back in those days.  I liked his quotes so well, I wrote a number of them down: 81 more words

Personal History / My Own Words

Of So Frightful Mien

Alexander Pope:

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
That to be hated needs but to be seen;
But seen too oft, familiar with her face,

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Alexander Pope

4 Things that Happen When We Create and Hold On to Expectations (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 351)

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
— Alexander Pope

Sometimes, we go through life allowing expectations to get the best of us and to hold us back from new and better opportunities that are often right around the corner if we get over disappointment and just keep going. 814 more words