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Hope springs eternal, the saying goes – but this Hope keeps eluding me.

Well, the Hope diamond is safely at the Smithsonian, so let’s not even think about it. But, I may be closer to the Hope than I would suspect. 150 more words

English

The Scales of Justice: Weighing In and Flippin' Out

Two days ago, I performed my weekly weigh-in and discovered that I had not lost a single pound. Not a single pound of flesh! I wanted to stuff myself with a scone and Egg McMuffin right then and there. 251 more words

Weight-loss

Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show

First line: “Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show” (Astrophel and Stella I)
Author: Sir Philip Sidney

Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show,

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Prosody

The Pursuit of Knowledge

In traditional logic, there existed a crucial distinction between simple ignorance and compound ignorance – al-jahl al-basit wal jahl al-muarabak – with the latter oft described for its despicable and lowly state. 677 more words

The True Definition of True Love

Oh happy state!
When souls each other draw,
When love is liberty, and nature, law:
All then is full, possessing, and possess’d,
No craving void left aching in the breast: 40 more words

Poetry

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d…

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Life

Eternal Sunshine... (of the Spotless Mind)

“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d; Labour and rest, that equal periods keep; “Obedient slumbers that can wake and weep;” Desires compos’d, affections ever ev’n, Tears that delight, and sighs that waft to Heav’n. 72 more words

2015