Clear and Present Dangers……Brendan Behan

August 24, 2015 Leave a comment

“Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.”

~ Brendan Behan

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The Analects of Mudcat: America

August 10, 2015 Leave a comment

“America is a most unserious place…Until it gets serious.”

~M.T. Bass

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Corn-ered in the Maize

August 6, 2015 Leave a comment
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What learning cursive really taught me

August 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Originally posted on Quartz:

This post has been corrected.

Since cursive writing was omitted when the Common Core academic standards was drafted in the US in 2010, the debate on the value of learning penmanship has raged.

Some argue that the skill is obsolete, akin to learning how to use an abacus in the age of supercomputers. “[The] time kids spend learning to write curvy, connected words, is time kids could be spending learning the basics of programming and any number of other technology skills they’ll need in our increasingly connected world,” wrote blogger and podcast host Justin Pot in a spirited editorial rejecting the utility of such “anachronistic skill.”

But for me, holding a Bic ballpoint pen—that anachronistic tool—always takes me back to third grade penmanship class. Then, the cheap disposable pen was a trophy of achievement, and the day I upgraded from pencil to pen is as memorable as any graduation day.

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Clearand present Dangers……Fyodor Dostoyevsky

August 3, 2015 Leave a comment

“Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.”

~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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August 1, 2015 Leave a comment
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Lucifer’s Lexicon — Anarchist

July 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Anarchist —  A political atheist; one who surveys the corruption in ruling institutions and the ills of society, then denies the possibility of the existence of a just and benevolent government

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