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Three Day Quote Challenge — Day 2

This is Day 2 of the Three Day Quote Challenge that Kat Myrman tagged me for. Here’s my Day 1 post just in case you missed it. 203 more words

Politics

The Perils of the Real

Now I am carried beyond all bounds.
My tears will not be checked.
I see Antigone depart to the chamber where all men sleep.
Sophocles ~  83 more words

The Book Of Rhino

Mencken's Worst Trade

I love H. L. Mencken. He is intelligent, witty, and a prolific writer. I use the present tense because, even though he is technically dead, the words he left behind are still alive. 224 more words

Writing

Homage to Daniel Shays

Collected Essays

By Gore Vidal

Some writers possess a quality which, as you read them, makes you long more than anything else to speak to them. 1,559 more words

Books

UFO Fake News and Hoaxes Hurt Credibility of Real Research

As I peruse the latest UFO news stories online, I find at least 98% are comprised of hoaxed videos or images. Many of the images are obvious drones, aircraft, balloons, poorly, homemade aliens or phony UFOs. 606 more words

Nietzsche The Antichrist [Trans. 1920 H.L. Mencken]

Achieving noteriety among the philosopher’s powerful arsenal of writings, The Antichrist remains, perhaps along with Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the strongest and most succint characterization of Nietzsche’s thought essence. 2,153 more words

English

Seeking Simple Answers

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”

– H. L. Mencken

It happened again.

Once again, a heavily armed teenager has walked into a public school with loads of ammunition and a grudge. 1,122 more words

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