Never was there more hollowness at heart than at present (Walt Whitman) — Biblioklept

I say we had best look our times and lands searchingly in the face, like a physician diagnosing some deep disease. Never was there, perhaps, more hollowness at heart than at present, and here in the United States. Genuine belief seems to have left us. The underlying principles of the States are not honestly believ’d […]

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El principal deber de un lector, Alberto Manguel — Calle del Orco

¿Quién es Don Quijote? Ante todo, un lector. Alberto Manguel ¿En qué consiste ser justo o injusto en el mundo de Alonso Quijano? La injusticia se manifestó en cada aspecto de la España del Siglo de Oro. Durante el reinado de Fernando e Isabel, España se había inventado una identidad de cristiano limpio, limpieza supuestamente […]

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The autumn of my life~by David Christian — OUR POETRY CORNER

The autumn of my life The green of summer fading into a more yellowish brown My thoughts no long rushing to find new memories or task The river slowing to a gentler glide on reflective water No longer rushing to find unanswered questions Or to jump to conclusion more quickly than the next […]

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Dilbert 1, Scientists 0. — Watts Up With That?

By Ross McKitrick Click image for the full comic A communications group at Yale University has put out a video that seems to be a rebuttal to a Dilbert cartoon by Scott Adams poking fun at climate scientists and their misplaced confidence in models. The video is full of impressive-looking scientists talking about charts and […]

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