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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler - 10/23/16

“It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.”   —   H. L. Mencken

(Never really cared much for the concepts of “sin” or “evil”.   38 more words


Thought for the day - Mencken on books 

‘There are people who read too much: the bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion.

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Welcome to My Blog! (First Blog Post)

I will start simple with my first post and explain how I came to be here, on the internet, starting a blog about books and things. 329 more words


Wise Words: H. L. Mencken

You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.


Rigorous Red or Bogus Blue? Part I

By Mike Cronin

In the 1999 movie “The Matrix,” the future is presented as a dystopia where the vast majority of human beings are caged in pods that capture their body heat to energize a vast, governing machine intelligence.  643 more words

Politics & Philosophy

I Think This Game Is Rigged

I sometimes play poker with Mssrs. Mencken, Clemens, Thompson, and Franklin. And after my last go-round with Franklin – well, the less said about Baltimore the better. 1,411 more words


On Making A Silk Purse From A Sow's Ear

Assessing the two candidates for our 2016 presidential election reminds us of two famous quotes about America. One was Benjamin Franklin’s as he left the constitutional convention in Philadelphia, in response to a question asking what sort of government they had agreed upon; he responded: “A republic – if you can keep it.” 341 more words