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Quote of the day, Aug. 18

Leo Tolstoy, on change

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

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Tolstoy Journal, August 17, 2017: "Expect nothing!"

The featured image is of a book I found at Goodwill where I had dropped off two bags of books for a donation. Lo and behold! 1,080 more words

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Tolstoy Journal, August 16, 2017: "Human beings are like rivers: the water is one and the same in all of them . . . ."

Well, last night we went to mass celebrating the Assumption and then came home and I got on Twitter and got distracted by Fearless Leader’s horror show. 1,048 more words

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Dear Intelligent Advice: This Aggression will not Stand

Dear Adviser,

Here’s the deal. I have a reserved parking spot at my office. It has my NAME on it. Several days a week for the past month some guy has been stealing my spot. 313 more words

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Tolstoy Journal, August 15, 2017: Tolstoy, ''a queer combination of the brain of an English chemist with the soul of an Indian Buddhist."

The featured image–once again from Tolstoy and Tolstaya: A Portrait of a Life in Letters–is of Sofia Tolstoy. I have read up to page 377 of Volume XV of The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. 992 more words

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Tolstoy Journal, August 14, 2017: "the Tolstoyan ocean."

Well, I have fallen behind on my reading of The Novels and Other Works of Lyof N. Tolstoi because–I have been reading Tolstoy. I finished last night reading what I’ve been calling my “psychedelic Tolstoy.” It was a very good, very challenging read. 1,038 more words

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Nasty, Brutish, and Short?

Heavy things to discuss in the Great Books Project this week, things like life in a state of savagery. Let’s get to it.

Here are the readings for the coming week: 979 more words

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