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Review of "The Available Man: The Life Behind the Masks of Warren Gamaliel Harding" by Andrew Sinclair

Published in 1965, Andrew Sinclair’s “The Available Man: The Life Behind the Masks of Warren Gamaliel Harding” was the first biography of Harding published after Harding’s papers were opened to the public in 1964 by the Ohio Historical Society. 510 more words


"Comics are not books" or you are a fucking dinosaur.

Sometime back a customer was pointing out to his teenage son something which we believe is not true. The man did not want his son to pick up some comics before we had an instant intervention the man made the mistake of saying really stupid in our store: “Comics are not books”. 651 more words

Non Fiction


Comprising thirty-three biographical sketches of some of the twentieth-century’s most influential and powerful people in both politics and the arts, including Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, de Valera, Mussolini, de Gaulle, Ben-Gurian, André Malraux, Bertrand Russell, Salvador Dali, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Aldous Huxley, Portraits (1985) seeks to provoke as well as to praise, and should prove of interest to those who are curious to learn how various exceptional men – and one exceptional woman – measure up to a Social Transcendentalist analysis or, more correctly, to the scrutiny of someone who approaches life from a specific ideological standpoint with a view to measuring the achievements of others in relation to it. 103 more words


Joseph Elwood Miller (1859-1935)

I added a new page on Joseph Elwood Miller, who was a collector for the federal inland revenue service. He lived at 847 Denman Street from 1903 to 1905.


For those who don’t know, I’m currently trying to read six books by the end of this year. Although I have already chosen what books I will read… 388 more words


Milo of Croton, the Father of Resistance Training

Who invented progressive resistance training? Or in simpler terms, who discovered that lifting heavier and heavier loads made one bigger and stronger?

It’s a strange question admittedly. 409 more words


How thick is your crust?

Long weekends. The spiritual home of existential awakenings. Here’s mine. 598 more words