I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allen Poe
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.
- H. L. Mencken
Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so
What I have been telling you, from alpha to omega, what is the one great thing the sigil taught me โ that everything in life is miraculous. For the sigil taught me that it rests within the power of each of us to awaken at will from a dragging nightmare of life made up of unimportant tasks and tedious useless little habits, to see life as it really is, and to rejoice in its exquisite wonderfulness. If the sigil were proved to be the top of a tomato-can, it would not alter that big fact, nor my fixed faith. No Harrowby, the common names we call things by do not matter โ except to show how very dull we are ...
-James Branch Cabell
August 29, 2013 - 11:22 a.m.
I was struck by tragedy yesterday. Here is the sad tale. I made a shopping expedition to Fairway. I wanted some sausage to make soup. They often have interesting homemade ones. They didn't. I had to settle for packaged andouille. When I'm there I always check for fun things. I got cashew butter. I also check for Fox's U-Bet. They theoretically carry it but never have when I checked. a month ago I bought seltzer to make egg creams but have not been able to find U-Bet. I kept resisting buying Trader Joe's Chocolate Moo, I wanted the real thing. It isn't an egg cream without U-Bet. So look what I found this trip!
Brother Brothers in Arms - October 01, 2017
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