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Daily Archives: January 20th, 2010

Beaten Back from the Gates of Power

  The Rev. James Jackson writes: I looked around for an image which would express a little of what you said about the clergy [here and here], and came up with this. It’s a Carthusian monk entering the door of La Grande Chartreux. The picture is worth a thousand words I think.    Laura writes: […]

Mencken on Men

“In the duel of sex, woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft.”  “A bad man is the sort who weeps every time he speaks of a good woman.”  “A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.”  “Love is the triumph of imagination over […]

In Love with Massachusetts

  Massachusetts is the most beautiful state in the union. Its hills, its harbors, and its homes; its whalers and sailors; its history and erudition; its tea – all are part of the colossal greatness of Massachusetts. The Boston accent is music to the ears. Harvard still retains some sense. Lexington and Concord reverberate with revolution. The cod is out of this world.  Stand on the dunes at […]