It is the custom of “Society” to abuse its servants,—a façon de parler, such as leads their lords and masters to talk of the weather, and, when rurally inclined, of the crops,—leads matronly ladies, and ladies just entering on their probation in that honoured and honourable state, to talk of servants, and, as we are […]Read More Do You Have Servants?
I loathe blogs when I look at them. Blogs look, to me, illiterate. They look hasty, like someone babbling. Paul Theroux, as quoted in The Atlantic, 17 May 2011 I was hasty in deciding to suspend this blog. There is a lot I need to get off my chest, and I don’t mean just this […]Read More That Was Hasty.
I’m discontinuing this blog. Every day I since I began writing it, I’ve seen statements in UU discussion boards about the evil 1% and their kleptocratic domination of everything that’s not working in society. I think I need to accept that in a time when Bernie Sanders has fired up political liberals and billionaire Donald […]Read More Oh Well.
Make channels for the streams of love, where they may broadly run And love has overflowing streams, to fill us, every one. But if at any time we cease such channels to provide, the very founts of love for us will soon be parched and dried. “Make Channels for the Streams of Love,” Rt. Rev. […]Read More A Happy Dinner Table, or, Politics and Religion
Jem kicked off his shoes and swung his feet to the bed. He propped himself against a pillow and switched on the reading light. “You know something, Scout? I’ve got it all figured out, now. I’ve thought about it a lot lately and I’ve got it figured out. There’s four kinds of folks in the […]Read More Shoot, Some Ladders
Behind every great fortune there is a crime. —Balzac Mario Puzo (paraphrasing Honoré de Balzac), epigraph for The Godfather, 1969 Smuggling. Possibly others along the way, but centuries ago it seems it began with smuggling. No criminal enterprises underway now, pinky swear. Commercial real estate these days. I see a dilemma. On the one hand, I want […]Read More More On That Later.
Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They […]Read More Why This Blog?