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Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity. – Ambrose Bierce http://ift.tt/1Wi4MYC

Ambrose Bierce

The Saturday Night Special: "The Boarded Window" by Ambrose Bierce (1891)

In 1830, only a few miles away from what is now the great city of Cincinnati, lay an immense and almost unbroken forest. The whole region was sparsely settled by people of the frontier–restless souls who no sooner had hewn fairly habitable homes out of the wilderness and attained to that degree of prosperity which today we should call indigence, than, impelled by some mysterious impulse of their nature, they abandoned all and pushed farther westward, to encounter new perils and privations in the effort to regain the meager comforts which they had voluntarily renounced. 1,742 more words


Divorce: a resumption of diplomatic relations and rectification of boundaries. – Ambrose Bierce http://ift.tt/1Xjctg3

Ambrose Bierce

Interview With Don Swaim

This week I have the pleasure of sharing my conversation with Don Swaim, author of The Assassination of Ambrose Bierce: A Love Story, Hippocampus Press, New York, 2016. 818 more words

Guest Blogger

Alliance – in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. 6 more words

Ambrose Bierce

He Said, She Said

“Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.”

– Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary


Where Next, Columbus?

War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.

Ambrose Bierce (1842–c.1914)