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A Time for Compassion

Canadian Red Cross now accepting donations online for Turkiye and Syria earthquake disaster. They have an extra button for contributing $10 to Canadian emergences, so two birds with one stone.

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John Hurt, who plays ‘hurt’ roles

better than anyone else has been outstanding in many roles including as Winston Smith in Michael Radford’s intense Nineteen-Eighty-Four. And add the 1979 BBC tv series (available on DVD; 225 mins., 3 parts) of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment to his … Continue reading

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The smell of insulin always reminds me

of the smell of ’60s-’70s beachside public bathrooms at Grand Beach, MB!

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13 bookends I would have chosen to be on another book mug

The Odyssey War and Peace To the Lighthouse Nineteen-Eighty-Four Pride and Prejudice The Secret Agent The Mayor of Casterbridge Hamlet Crime and Punishment Great Expectations Death of a Salesman The Great Gatsby Walden

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Further Thoughts about Sensibility

(A writer who was preoccupied with sensibility) Sensibility is refined experience, judgement, and truthful expression. There is always an authenticity about it in which the practitioner is true to him/herself. Fine taste is usually to be found with an emphasis … Continue reading

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Remembering What Common Sense Is

Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.― Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Quotes from Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”

Andre, the night before his first battle: “Tomorrow everything may be over for me! All these memories will be no more, none of them will have any meaning for me…I don’t know what will happen and don’t want to know, … Continue reading

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Turns out Archie Bunker was right over ‘Meathead’

on one thing re. putting on footwear.You pretty much have to deal with one foot at a time when you have snowboots with velcro strips. Step into one, then pull the strip across before going on to the second foot.

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is not a place…it’s a feeling.

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“Yearn”, “Yearning”:

Big human-nature words covering a lot of what is bigger, deeper, and more intense than simple physical desires. To a large degree, you can get to know what someone is really like from their yearnings. Which is definitely way more … Continue reading

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