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One might think that after one has written over 100,000 words on a subject–in this case, Ambrose Bierce and the Period of Honorable Strife–one has said all there is to say on a subject.  738 more words

Civil War History

Dealing With Anger

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
Ambrose Bierce

Basically, the first question is ‘Do you want to stop being angry?” 264 more words


Jimmy Carter: Epic Underdog

Google parses data and presents common search terms: a mix of auto-correct and auto-suggest. I just typed in “jimmy carter”:

Then I typed in “george w bush”: 350 more words

Human Rights

Have A Nice... Rant

At a store today, the pleasant lady behind the counter gave me my change and said ‘Have a nice weekend.’  Being in a grumpy mood, I almost shot back with my frequent retort, ‘Don’t tell me what to do’.   617 more words


Definition of the Day 8-29-16 -- Freedom

FREEDOM, n. Exemption from the stress of authority in a beggarly half dozen of restraint’s infinite multitude of methods. A political condition that every nation supposes itself to enjoy in virtual monopoly. 29 more words


Malawi politics: Of a 'Moses' hoping from one alliance to another towards the 'promised land'

In alliances we trust:

An alliance in politics, said Ambrose Bierce, is the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot – without the agreement and cooperation of the other – plunder anyone. 2,110 more words


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