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Repulsive

“Yet for every story of warped lives which fifty years later the critics of progressive schools might present, the Recording Angel might, no doubt, offer a hundred, telling of boys and girls thwarted and starved by traditional processes which made learning a repulsive and meaningless discipline to be suffered like measles, bad weather, or ill-tempered …

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Not A Secret

Not me. I hated school, and dropping out at 15 was absolutely the best decision I ever made.  I wish I could have found a way to leave sooner. PostSecret updates every Sunday, HERE.  

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It occurred to me that if life is eternal, then Jesus didn’t really “sacrifice” anything.  He just had a really bad day. And I don’t mean that as a dig at Christians.  I was just thinking how much better things could be if more of us were willing to have a Really Bad Day every …

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Three autobiographies I’ve read that made me intensely dislike the author: Time Enough To Win by Roger Staubach Have Tux, Will Travel by Bob Hope It’s in the Book, Bob by Bob Eubanks

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Probably the worst place to build a house would be directly over the North Pole or the South Pole, because literally every room would be in a different time zone.  It would be impossible to coordinate anything, because everybody’s watch would say something different. I’m experiencing terrible insomnia lately, but the payoff is in thoughts …

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Pillars of the Community

“To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.”  ~Abbie Hoffman The city in East Texas where I live has over 100,000 people, but we only have two grocery stores to choose from: Walmart, and Brookshire’s. Brookshire’s is …

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Me and Sherwood and Billy Pilgrim

From Malcom Cowley’s introduction to the Penguin Classic’s edition of Sherwood Anderson’s Windesburg Ohio, © 1919: One characteristic of the subconscious is a defective sense of time: in dreams the old man sees himself as a boy, and the events of thirty or forty years may be jumbled together. Time as a logical succession of …

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I’m very leery of the movement to legalize marijuana. The same people with the power to improve our lives are instead offering to sell us– at a substantial profit– a few moments relief from the world they have created. That’s not nearly good enough.

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can/must

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we have to do it, and just because we posses something doesn’t mean we deserve to possess it. I read an article that said the coming revolution in artificial intelligence and automation is going to cause social upheaval as millions of people are thrown out of work. …

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I turn on the porch light for the moths when it rains.  They are attracted to the light, and find shelter from the storm. It’s like lighting a tiny lighthouse.

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