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First Principles: The Reading of All Good Books Is Like A Conversation With the Finest Minds of Past Centuries

“The Reading of All Good Books Is Like A Conversation With the Finest Minds of Past Centuries.” – Rene Descartes

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First Principles: The Right To Freedom Being A Gift of God…May Be Best Understood By…Studying the New Testament

“The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave… These may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of … Continue reading

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Pranking Into Vandalism

Started watching a show about a prankster who at least appears from the first episode to have been maybe framed.  I say seems and maybe because I fell asleep.  Woke up at the start of the second episode.  Still think … Continue reading

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Reading of Minds

The best and truest magic in the world remains love.  Still all the same, there is even among even those wishing to become astute wizards, a strong desire to be able to read minds… Reading of Minds by Michael Doyle … Continue reading

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Finding the Good

I had a discussion with someone many years ago about why I wanted two princesses to be familiar with the literary classics from which there were derived the 5′ Shelf of Books aka Harvard Classics.  After all, the contention was, … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss With No Excuse

Two weeks in aka Day 14 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020 and the challenge prompt today is: “to think about your own inspirations and forebears (whether literary or otherwise). Specifically, I challenge you today to write a poem that deals with the … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Sit

Taking a ride on my life’s busy train Tracks rolling through my brain Taking this moment to read and sit Wondering at the miss and the hit Wondering where and why this is leading Lost inside all my want and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Great Book Should Leave You With Many Experiences

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.” – William Styron, novelist (11 Jun 1925-2006)      

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Thought For the Day: No Two Persons Have Read the Same Book

“No two persons ever read the same book.” – Edmund Wilson, critic (8 May 1895-1972)          

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