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A Healthy Mind...

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
variously attributed to Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison, and Augustus Hare.

Deborah Makarios

SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY papers from THE SPECTATOR, by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

(Pages 103-108 of 108 – FINISHED)

I will miss Sir Roger de Coverley. However, I have plenty of other papers from The Spectator, a daily publication in England from 1711-1712, to read on my Kindle.


Ugly Truths and How to Deal With Them

‘Ugly men are, and ought to be, ashamed of their existence.’

Walter Bagehot, Milton.

‘A certain samadhi monk of the lotus hall at Retired Emperor Takakura’s tomb one day picked up a mirror and took a good look at his face. 1,254 more words


‘Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.’

Walt Whitman, Song of Myself… 53 more words

Paul Christensen: The Dark Side of Prose

I’ve been thinking about newspapers lately, and their most recent avatar, TV news, both the network and the cable kind. What intrigues me most about this use of prose is that it mainly dwells on catastrophes, setbacks, misfortune and misery. 1,074 more words

Opinion Leaders

Thomas Hearns reflects on his incredible fight with Marvin Hagler 30 years later

ORIGINALLY dubbed, quite simply, “The Fight,” the world middleweight title showdown between defending and undisputed champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler and former WBA welterweight champion and reigning WBC light-middleweight boss… 1,531 more words


The Tatler

In 1688 James II of the House of Stuart was ousted from the throne by parliament because of his Roman Catholic beliefs. In his place,  his Protestant daughter Mary was invited to take the throne along with her husband, William of Orange. 1,397 more words