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May Books Be Blessed

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“Books are besieged by a great many embattled enemies… but from books comes the food of the mind. It is not good for the stomach to be without food for a long period, and it is very much worse for the mind.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

Be Kind

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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle…”  — Plato In your life there may be the one.  The one that you think of most often.  The one that keeps you up nights.  The one that you think of first as you stumble into the kitchen.  Sure, you notice other ones.  You can’t help it.  You’re human. … Read more »

Waiting to be Annointed Cool and Troubled People…

“I believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States.  I’m just not sure if he’s willing to admit that to the rest of the world.”  ~~  Dennis Miller Currently/Just Finished Reading: Less Than Zero (Brett Easton Ellis).  Truly one of the most disturbingly depressing books I’ve ever read.  Young adult children of movie producers and actresses with far… Read more »

Expect the Same, Get the Same? (Or Get Even Less?)

You might be surprised who wrote the following words and when. “When I consider the weakness, the folly, the Pride, the Vanity, the Selfishness, the Artifice, the low craft and meaning cunning, the want of Principle, the Avarice, the unbounded Ambition, the unfeeling Cruelty of a majority of those (in all Nations) who are allowed an aristocratical influence; and on… Read more »

Looking at the Stars

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I came across this splendid Oscar Wilde quotation today. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” I’ve rarely read truer words.   Now, I imagine that everyone thinks they are one of the “star gazers”– one of the people with their eyes skyward– as opposed to being merely mired in the muck… Read more »