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Ambrose Bierce, on becoming civilized

“Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.”


When I was your age ...

Dear Love Bug,

The weather these past few days has been phenomenal. Yesterday, after a day that went like this–blueberry pancakes, Nonna and Opa’s pool, three-hour nap, Rita’s, PerSmart (one of your favorite places)–we cleaned off the deck table and hauled up the market umbrella and had an incredibly civilized dinner on the deck. 324 more words


It's Not Civilized!

On a cold, rainy day, I am more than happy to be in my home, with the heat on, watching a movie on my smart TV while making an online purchase on my tablet, and drinking hot chocolate made with milk I bought from a store two miles from my house (which, of course, is open 24 hours a day). 516 more words

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Down With Opinions!

I decided some time ago to give up having opinions. It was tough at first. I’d formed the habit ridiculously early in life, at a time when I wasn’t even slightly ready. 1,332 more words



“Oh, I understand you completely madam, but, perhaps not in the way you presume I do. You see the thing that may disturb me the most, it certainly repulses me the most, about you supposedly ‘ 219 more words


Do we Live in a Civilized World?

by John Brian Shannon

Are we a civilized people or are we merely making a pretense at being civilized?

There are many factors at play here, and two of them have a major impact among the various peoples of this Earth. 1,446 more words

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