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Welcome to the world, baby boy, I’ll paint you red and white and blue The indoctrination starts as soon as you come out the womb Pretty quick we’ll make you stupid with curriculums at school And if the classroom doesn’t … Continue reading
April on ReadingFreely is always marked by Read of England, my annual focus on English literature and history. This year it was half history and half historical fiction. Climbing Mount Doom:Dr. Johnson’s London, Liza PicardDangerous Passions, Deadly Sins: Learning from … Continue reading
Just a cool thing I saw earlier today. The modern stills have some AI-induced movement, so viewers can see Henry VIII’s jowls tremor as he eyes yet another woman he can marry after beheading or killing her predecessor.
March started strong and abruptly crashed, as I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump the last week — dragging through two e-books, making steady progress on Cancer Ward, and distracting myself by working in the garden or enjoying … Continue reading
I missed last’s week TT theme on spring tbrs, so instead of following the prompt for today (titles with adjectives), I’m going to be sharing some upcoming books! Cancer Ward, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. An entry for my Classics Club Strikes Back … Continue reading
“The problem with going along [with the mob] is that it demoralizes you. It makes you a smaller person, inside. You’ll know you shouldn’t have done that, you’ll think badly of yourself for having done it, you’ll feel cowardly, and … Continue reading
I read a lot of books in February. Few of them applied to my challenges, though. The good news is that I continue to make progress on my great and worthy opponent, Mount TBR. Climbing Mount Doom (Base goal: read … Continue reading