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He Said That? 5/28/16

From Mark Twain (1835-1910), American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer, New York Herald, 10/15/1900:

It should, it seems to me, be our pleasure and duty to make those people free, and let them deal with their own domestic questions in their own way.

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Imperialism

What Are We To Remember on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day invites us to “Remember” the many veterans of wars long fought, who have been killed. Lives that held so much promise, cut far to short by the horrors of war. 504 more words

Laying the Groundwork

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, Overland Park, Kansas

We’ve slept with the idea, and are working on resolving the known knowns, the known unknowns, the unknown unknowns, and finding the wrong knowns.   448 more words

When Do Books Cross the Line from Outdated to Unacceptable?

What does it take to make you put down a book and walk away, never to resume reading again?

A couple weeks ago, I was reading a book that was less than steller. 1,133 more words

General Thoughts

My Peace Palace

Some books are to be tasted, others are to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but curiously, but some few to be read wholly, and with dilligence and attention. 

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