Word of the day


Anonymuncule – an insignificant anonymous writer.

Sowell says


On reading


…if you love books then I always think you have a layer of protection against the world…If you read then I think you don’t always have to take your own word for it. There are more heads to be in, more lives to be lived than simply your own..  And I still believe reading is the best form of direct brain-to-brain communication humans have yet figured out- Jenny Colgan

I suffer from an illness, an illness which has no cure, no limit and no end. It’s compulsive, expensive, consuming and addictive, it fills my house and my life and my time — I refer of course to reading. – Lydia Wevers 

When I am reading something that fully engages me, makes me think and feel and hear and see, where the sound of the sentence and its beautiful placement on the page and the complex rivers of what it is saying come to one place in my brain, I experience a feeling of completion, as if the book has expressed me, as if reading has achieved, for a potent instant, what I am meant to be. – Lydia Wevers 

Thatcher thinks


Saturday soapbox


Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

When you are actually powerful you don’t need to be petty. – John Stewart

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