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After Ten Years - The Sense of Quality, part 2

I’ve left this blog unattended for too long! Frankly, I’ve been caught up in trying to figure out what it means that the American political system has produced two presidential candidates who are unpopular. 601 more words

Early Bonhoeffer

A Failed Attempt

“We are now about to take our leave and kind farewell to our native land, the country that the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving the country that gave us birth…. 626 more words

Reflections On Hope Leslie

Catharine Sedgwick, You should have named your book "Magawisca"

        As I read Sedgwick’s “Hope Leslie”, I found that the real heroine of the story was truly Magawisca. Sedgwick’s portrayal of her main character Hope Leslie, creates the main story line for another central character named Magawisca. 470 more words

Reflections On Hope Leslie

looking up at the heights

“Dear me! We Tooks and Brandybucks, we can’t live long on the heights.”

“No,” said Merry. “I can’t. Not yet, at any rate. But at least, Pippin, we can now see them, and honour them.

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The importance of the nobility of Superman;

How we choose to approach the world is very often the by-product of what we listen to, what we read, and what we surround ourselves with. 1,017 more words

Snippet: Falcones' "The inheritors of the earth"

Ildefonso Falcones, Los herederos de la tierra , 2016, 896 p.

Publisher’s summary:

Barcelona, 1387. The bells of Santa María de la Mar church still sound for all of the Ribera neighborhood’s inhabitants, but one of them listens to their ringing with special attention… Hugo Llor, the son of a dead sailor, who as a 12 year old works in the shipyards due to the generosity of one of the most respected gentlemen of the city: Arnau Estanyol. 384 more words


Nobility of spirit

For many people the highest honour in sport is not Olympic gold but the Pierre de Coubertin International Fair Play Trophy, named for the founder of the modern Olympics. 118 more words