Monthly Archives: March 2011

Not a Milo, and yet….

Epictetus, Discourses, Book I, Chapter 2, somewhat abbreviated and digested: How a Man on every occasion can maintain his Proper Character To the rational animal only is the irrational intolerable; but that which is rational is tolerable. [That which is … Continue reading

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Tense, Lazy Beasts

I am sitting at my desk at work; I have gotten perhaps one half an hour’s work done in 2 hours here. I just spoke with my depressed and malingering daughter who, still abed, passively resists my urges that she … Continue reading

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Petty Resentments and YouTube

 Tumult!  A valley-girl goes through mild culture-shock, rants on YouTube about the terrible traits of this particular group of “other people”, and the video goes viral.  The public hates her!  Death threats included free! (news report on Ms. Wallace) We … Continue reading

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Very, Very Interesting & Defensible Conservative Manifesto

Salvete, si quiscumque has legat – A while back I ran across a very interesting defense of Conservatism & Tea-Party-istics by an Internet denizen who styled him-or-her self “kingtroll3″. I don’t know if the original thread exists still or not … Continue reading

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SHAMASH, Earth-Sustaining Star, Hear My Prayer

SHAMASH, Earth-Sustaining Star, brighten my daughter’s days and lighten her heart, grant her some buoyant equity in the desolate oppressiveness of school-days, watch for her tender Self to emerge, and lend it your beneficence, that she grow towards you and … Continue reading

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Daily Trivia

Salvete. Today’s trivium is the profound but irrelevant one of – (& anyone who actually knows me can probably guess what I’m going to talk about) – the Inexhaustible beauty of women. And its absurdity. In life, we work our … Continue reading

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