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Some Movement (re prior blog entry, ‘Stereotypes’)

Salvete, qui legentes — Just after I’d posted the blog entry ‘Stereotypes’ the other day, the news came out that the attack in San Bernardino was indeed politically and religiously motivated — although strangely targeted.  It’s apparently the same old … Continue reading

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(When I was 58 …)

[An old draft entry that I just checked for errors and then inadvertently published for the very first time.  58 would make this ca. 2013 or so.  So view it as something ‘historical’.] Salvete, qui legunt – I am 58 … Continue reading

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Salvete, qui legentes — The stereotype of the Muslim Terrorist is omnipresent, and, of course, all the more so now after the November attacks in Paris.  But I myself would like to know more about the people who de facto share … Continue reading

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Ah, Give Me the Cold War …

In the 1960s, poised beneath the uncertain nuclear stalemate between the USA and USSR, there continued to be hope for universal peace — the hoped-for product of World War II.  The First World War’s “never again!” notion had gone to … Continue reading

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Lawsuit over Support of Terrorism

Terrorism Trial, NY Times, 2015-Feb-24  NY Times: “The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization were found liable on Monday by a jury in Manhattan for their role in knowingly supporting six terrorist attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004 … Continue reading

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The Spartan Invocation

A good bit, a particular rendering of the famous Spartan epitaph from Thermopylae:  Go, way-farer, bear news to Sparta’s town That here, their bidding done, we laid us down.  –rendered by Cyril E. Robinson

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Felix est quem ….

Participating in our present age’s revival of Stoicism, I have often had occasion to ask myself: How in the world can I, arguably an abject slave of pleasure and indolence, a rattle-headed, timid, and puerile old do-nothing, how can I … Continue reading

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Salvete, qui legunt – At present I find myself with three blogs, in effect – this one on Blogger here,;   my WordPress one  (a left-over from Microsoft’s personal pages days);   and now a shared one, the Redwood Stoa site … Continue reading

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Post-Midterm Elections, 2014

“Dear Diary – ” “But every time there’s a thunder storm around Marshfield, they say you can hear his rolling voice in the hollows of the sky. And they say that if you go to his grave and speak loud … Continue reading

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Religions and Gods are like technology – in themselves they don’t matter, but how we use them DOES matter.  Sadly, human nature makes a weapon of EVERYTHING.  Al-Qaeda?  God = Murder; and the Prophet is hailed as Murderer-in-Chief.  (sigh)

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Emerson – my Introduction

When I wandered into the library the other day and perused the philosophy section (as I am wont to do when I can catch the reduced-hours library still open), I found a book on “Transcendentalism in America”, by Koster. The … Continue reading

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The Musical Clue

A clue. Lenin was seen weeping upon listening to one of Beethoven’s quartets – and yet he was as ruthless and detached a despot as any we’ve seen. A clue – to what? That no man is free of emotion, … Continue reading

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The Fudged Edges of Office Work Information

Petty rant: about Normal People, office management, and the craziness that mid-managers arrive at: Long ago I learned that while it was a heinous sin at work to be inaccurate on your timesheet, it was even worse to be accurate. … Continue reading

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Found an inexpensive copy of Conquering Sword of Conan – third book of the tales, as published by Ballantine/Del Rey. Took it up at bed last night, chose to re-read “Black Stranger”. I feel a little clunkiness in the writing, … Continue reading

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I know, I know. I’m relatively feeble; I’m too sensitive, and not too sharp. AND – worst of all! – I’m spoiled; I’ve “had it too easy”. That is all I ever hear from Right-wingers, Left-wingers, hot-shots, malcontents, as well … Continue reading

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"The Muse: Love Profaned…" [Very good blog-entry by Mike Hoffman, March 28, 2013]

Mike Hoffman, March 28, 2013: The Muse: Love Profaned…:   There are dangers inherent in living in the Technosphere.  Right now, the Technosphere involves three things: people (you), Money and Machin…

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Sol Invictus vs. MurderFreak ?!?

I follow a page on Sol Invictus, due to my mythic Sun fetish, and am always shocked by the page author’s online moniker – “Murder Freak”. Not exactly what one would expect, name-wise, for a Worshiper of the Eye of … Continue reading

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