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My interest in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol began one Christmas eve when, as a small child, my parents turned on network radio to listen... [Read More]
Ghosties and ghoulies, three-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. –    From old Scottish poem For almost my entire life, my favorite holiday... [Read More]
What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else. – Tom Clancy …than modern... [Read More]
  In America you can say anything you want, as long as it doesn't have any effect. – Paul Goodman The vacuity of serious thought in... [Read More]
     Even the most piddling life is of momentous consequence to its owner. – James Walcott Why do those of us who distrust the state do... [Read More]
Once again, the unpredictable and uncontrollable forces of chaos have revealed themselves, this time in Las Vegas, a city that thrives on the unforeseeable nature... [Read More]
Philosophy is perfectly right in saying that life must be understood backward. But then one forgets the other clause – that it must be lived forward.... [Read More]
The Caterpillar, in Lewis Carroll's, Alice in Wonderland As the American franchise of Western Civilization tumbles into the dust-bin of history, I sometimes wonder whether - were... [Read More]
 The salvation of the world consists in the salvation of the individual soul. – Carl Jung Whether you believe that Western Civilization is dead, or only... [Read More]
The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy our capacity to form any. – Hannah Arendt Were you truly surprised... [Read More]
When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the... [Read More]
"There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance."  – Wolfgang von Goethe                 Growing up in Nebraska, I was delighted each September, when the State... [Read More]
"But don't, dear children, be alarmed, Augustus Gloop will not be harmed, Although, of course, we must admit He will be altered quite a bit.... [Read More]
They were so strong in their beliefs that there was a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into... [Read More]
The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops – no, but the kind of man the country... [Read More]
It is amusing to see the political establishment so desperate to defeat Trump that it will resort to any – as in a-n-y – indiscretion... [Read More]
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible. – Voltaire No sentence better summarizes the social plight we humans face than that penned by Gregory... [Read More]
When asked on a news channel this morning whether he would support the Libertarian Party ticket in November, Ron Paul responded that, if Gary Johnson... [Read More]
George Leef is not happy with Justice Kennedy, either. Mr. Leef's bone to pick (that's what you do at lunch, right?) involves "the renewed push... [Read More]
The U.S. Navy is considering the possible punishment of a woman sailor, stationed at Pearl Harbor, who refused to salute when the national anthem was... [Read More]