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Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 1:51 PM

Some Literary Effects of Great War

For those of you out there who can't get enough of the World War I era, there are several other books I would highly recommend.

By adriennelibrarian at 1:51 PM

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 2:52 PM

More Mill

From On Liberty , "Complete liberty of contradicting and disproving our opinion is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action; and on no other terms can a being with human faculties have any rational assurance of being right." Within the context of the essay, he is referring to supressing certain "wrong" opinions from public discourse, but it struck me as being applicable to a personal level. There are those of us out there who tend to keep things to ourselves...which is of course another way of keeping one's opinion from being contradicted. So you censor the world and yourself. It's highly effective. Yeah, it's probably one of those passive-aggressive things. Which of course, is based on fear. Oh, no, I might be wrong! After reading Mill it's easy to come to the conclusion that chances are, I probably am. But then again, most people are and always have been, so what the hell.

By adriennelibrarian at 2:52 PM

Tuesday, February 07, 2006 at 12:57 PM

Futility

I recently discovered that the following idiom was frequently uttered by my own flesh and blood, specifically my great-grandmother Wilson: "It's like trying to poke smoke up a cat's ass with a knitting needle." And she looks like such a nice lady in snapshots....

By adriennelibrarian at 12:57 PM

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