Monthly Archives: August 2012

Letting Imagination Take Flight

‎”Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French writer, poet, and pioneering aviator, who died on 31 July 1944. After having little … Continue reading

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Life during The Dim Ages in the United States

According to various polls and surveys, of American adults: 42% cannot locate Japan on a world map; 15% cannot locate the United States; 33% cannot locate the Pacific Ocean. Only 15% know the name of the Vice-President of the United … Continue reading

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Heroic Isolation

All the lonely heroes Where do they all come from? – With thanks to “Eleanor Rigby” and the Beatles To some extent, lonely heroes “come from” a poem published in 1751 by English poet, classical scholar, and Cambridge professor Thomas … Continue reading

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Don Marquis: American Savant

“Ours is a world where people don’t know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.” Don Marquis, American novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, playwright, cartoonist, folk philosopher, and creator of archy and mehitabel, who was … Continue reading

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Daring To Call It Treason

28 July 1866 – The metric system becomes a legal measurement system in the United States. Happily, this transparent attempt to impose One World Government on our Republic failed, and the metric system has remained merely “a” legal measurement system … Continue reading

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Brothers And Bicycles

27 July 1930 – French cyclist Andre Leducq wins the Tour de France. Below – Andre’s more famous but far less athletic brother, Donald Leducq.

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