Archive for November, 2009

James Bovard

« 27 November 2009 | 17:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.



David Brooks

« 22 November 2009 | 21:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Friends are a group of people who share a mutual inability to take each other seriously.



Worst Enemny

« 16 November 2009 | 13:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Said of Herbert Morrison: “…he is his own worst enemy” to which Ernest Bevin immediately interjected “Not while I’m alive, he ain’t.”



Steven King

« 14 November 2009 | 11:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A secret needs two faces to bounce between; a secret needs to see itself in another pair of eyes.



John McCrae

« 8 November 2009 | 12:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

In Flanders Field In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now […]



Theodore Zeldin

« 6 November 2009 | 7:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The kind of conversation I like is one in which you are prepared to emerge a slightly different person.



Piet Hein

« 3 November 2009 | 17:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Timing Toast Grook on how to char for yourself There’s an art of knowing when, Never try to guess Toast until it smokes and then twenty seconds less.



Lord Byron

« 1 November 2009 | 8:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Destruction of Sennacherib The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee. Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green, That […]