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3 Good Inexpensive Cigars

I’ve reviewed families of rums in the past, but this is my first multiple cigar review. The cigars here aren’t a family and don’t much resemble one another in any respect other than their price. 953 more words

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Review: Don Quixote by Cervantes

This week’s throwback Thursday has apparently sold more copies than any other book in history – it’s Cervantes’s Don Quixote.

The plot is pretty thin here to say the least: A Spanish hidalgo reads too many books about knights and chivalry, goes a bit crazy, believes himself to be some kind of knight errant in the mould of Sir Lancelot, ropes in the naive Sancho Panza to be his squire, and tours the countryside looking for adventures. 139 more words


Rediscovering Don Quixote

While setting up house, I discovered that the abridged copy of Don Quixote – admirably retold by Henry Brook – that I had bought some months ago for my teenage daughter was still in a suspiciously good condition. 490 more words


15 questions TV channels should ask tonight as 'Modi Sarkar' turns three

To mark the third anniversary of the BJP-led NDA government, India’s brain-dead TV channels will roll out debates and #hashtag wars tonight, barely distinguishable from government and party PR and propaganda. 309 more words


The Key In The Wine

In one of Plato’s early dialogues, The Euthyphro, Socrates asks this perplexing question:

“Now think of this. Is what is good good because the gods approve it, or do the gods approve it because it is good?”

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TOM FLEMING (1951 - 2017)

Tom Fleming was always a hard charger, a larger than life presence whether on the road in competition or at the post-race party where stories flew as fast as the miles had just hours before.  935 more words


Fake Quijote

I can’t remember how this even came about. Russian flag? Bannon? Trump?  All I know is that I owe Cervantes an apology; maybe for the second time… 30 more words

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