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It's Academic

Academe, n. An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.

Academy, n. (from academe). A modern school where football is taught. 7 more words


And now, a few words from the patron saint of vitriolic blogging

Before there was the Internet, before Facebook and WordPress and Twitter and WCAX.com’s comments section, there was Ambrose Bierce, the great American newspaperman, humorist, and Meisterslinger of political vitriol. 269 more words

Peter Shumlin

"The Right to Take Oneself Off," an essay by Ambrose Bierce

“The Right to Take Oneself Off”


Ambrose Bierce

A person who loses heart and hope through a personal bereavement is like a grain of sand on the seashore complaining that the tide has washed a neighboring grain out of reach. 1,317 more words


Bloom ~

“The nature of This Flower is to bloom.”    –  Alice Walker 

“Belladonna: In Italian, a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison.” – Ambrose Bierce


There's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know. Ambrose Bierce

There’s nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don’t know. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

There and Back Again

     I was lucky to have spent much of the past month visiting family in and around Venice, steeping myself in the stories that run deep and dark like the murky waters of the Venetian Lagoon. 266 more words

Allan Williams

New Earth, by Ben Bova

(New Earth, by Ben Bova, Tor, 2013, $24.99, 384 pp.)

reviewed by Zeke Teflon

“Novel, n. A short story padded . . .” –Ambrose Bierce, … 532 more words

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