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Cryptoquote Spoiler - 08/22/16

“Cabbage:  a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head.”   —   Ambrose Bierce

(Now, humor I don’t need any help with!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


The Professors: Ambrose Bierce

We so rely upon the orderly operation of familiar natural laws that any seeming suspension of them is noted as a menace to our safety, a warning of unthinkable calamity… 6 more words

Dreams As Memories And Endowments

I was recently corresponding with a reader on the topic of finding inspiration for creative activity.  The conversation veered into the subject of dreams.  In what way, we wondered, do dreams inspire or retard development of the creative impulse?   1,296 more words


The Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”

Alice: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

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Ambrose Bierce on Immigration

“Think what a better world it would be if we all-the whole world-had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. 741 more words


Another Flavor of Inspiration? Ambrose Bierce and the Empty Field

So yesterday I attended a session of prompts and readings, the object being to inspire imagination.  But many are the roads to creativity with, semi-serendipitously discovered today, an essay by Ted Gioia, “Were Ambrose Bierce’s Ghost Stories Inspired by Undiagnosed Agoraphobia?” offering one alternative method:  the mining of one’s own fears.  60 more words