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Outside the smokers puff and puff
Until they have had enough, enough.

-- a poem by Charles Roth
#poetry

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1943 World Series ticket

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All Things ShakespeareAll Things Shakespeare wrote the following post Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:53:03 +0200
Shakespeare's Rallying Cry for Humanity
Featuring refugees from Syria, Sierra Leone and South Sudan alongside renowned actors, Shakespeare’s rallying cry for humanity is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago. The Strangers’ Case from Shakespeare's The Book of Sir Thomas More. Film created by International Rescue Committee & Shakespeare’s Globe for #WorldRefugeeDay #StandWithRefugees #RefugeeWeek2018




The Strangers' Case – Shakespeare’s rallying cry for humanity
by Shakespeare's Globe on YouTube
  
The Book of Sir Thomas More: Shakespeare's only surviving literary manuscript

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View 'Shakespeare's plea for refugees in The Book of Sir Thomas More' on the British Library website

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Make money on non-existent real estate because: blockchain!
#tulipmania #southseabubble
How to Make a Killing in Virtual Real Estate

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“Yes, it sounds crazy.”
  
A fool and his money are soon parted.

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Dickens describes Mr Pecksniff:
In one sense, and only one, he may be said to have been a Land Surveyor on a pretty large scale, as an extensive prospect lay stretched out before the windows of his house. Of his architectural doings, nothing was clearly known, except that he had never designed or built anything; but it was generally understood that his knowledge of the science was almost awful in its profundity.
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Seeing Joyce

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The Public Domain Review We rely on your donations to keep the project going Our latest content to your inbox every fortnight. The “Bloomsday” of 2012 – 108 years after Leopold Bloom took his legendary walk around Dublin on the 16th June 1904 – was the first since the works of James Joyce entered the public domain. Frank Delaney asks whethe...
  
Thank you, Charles, the article made sense to me, you have to see what Joyce sees reading Ulysses, the level of detail is not unlike In search of lost time by Marcel Proust. Feelings seem central to Joyce. My English teacher in my first year in upper secondary school gave me my first encounter with Joyce, Counterparts, and the humiliated Farrington and his poor boy getting a beating for his father's hurt feelings has stayed with me ever since.
  
I think Joyce also benefits from being read aloud.
  
Agree, Joyce takes time because of all the details, and being read aloud allows the listener to get the whole experience.

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I'm so tired. I'm physically tired. I'm mentally tired. I'm emotionally tired. I'm morally exhausted.

But, as my friend Chia Xiong says, "We press on!"
#WrathRoth #Excelsior
  
This Big One anchestor is helping me too sometimes:

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Sleep till at least 10 if you can, then a brisk walk.
  
It's basically my bicycles, my motorbike and my skis that keep me mentally sound...

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I see now that at any point in a life of any length, when our relentless distractions lapse for a moment and there is that sudden flash of inspired clarity in which we see that all that life is about is nature, breathing in and out and keeping your head high until you drop, Orlando is the book to put under your pillow and rest upon.

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And it is well known that for the bestowal of that kind of property upon his favourites, the liberality and gratitude of the Norman [William the Conqueror] were as remarkable as those virtues are usually found to be in great men when they give away what belongs to other people.

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92% of the population of the Philippines is Christian; 81% Catholic. Today is a national holiday to show respect for the end of Ramadan for the Muslim population. That's how it should be done, folks. Mutual respect.
  
It is possible, but in other respects, the Philippines is far from being a paradise: repressive regime, violence, drug trafficking, extreme poverty.....
  
Very true. But it's necessary to praise what is good.
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A brief walk to the Pacific Ocean will sharpen the dullest writer’s grammar and improve the finest stylist’s rhetoric . . . . . . . There are several other rules, but they are boring. The most important rule, according to everybody, is to run like hell after the money. It helps to prolong the manufacture of automobiles. . . . . . .

June 13, 1936, William Saroyan
Courtesy of Modern Library
  
Saroyan was a writer of Armenian origin, right?  I remember reading one of his novels (a melancholy story about the exile of his people), purchased from a second-hand bookstore.  I don't remember the title, but I do remember I liked it.
  
Yes, and Modern Library is coming out with a new edition of his works.

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Season 6 of Father Brown! Unless a nuclear missile is targeting Browne's Addition, disturb me not. And even then, just leave a message.
  
I watch a few old episodes from time to time.  I like them because they reflect very well the joy of life that Chesterton transmitted to his character.
  
I understood that "Father Brown" must be some sort of television show, thought Browne's Addition might mean the beginning of a new series, then wondered why a missile would be targeting it, and if so, why someone might need to inform you about that. Naturally, DuckDuckGo resolved these difficulties. Suppose I've been living on a sunny hilltop in West Asia for too long.
  
I will start including hyperlinks. Also, I have a dry sense of humor.

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I heavy black heart my state of Washington!
Washington State Is Now the Only Place in America with Net Neutrality

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The state law only went into effect once the federal rules were officially repealed on Monday.
  
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Still life of an old man in need of a shave and haircut, celebrating Pride, anticipating Bloomsday, cooking grief away in his Greenleaf Deli, Ashland, OR (Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) apron; slightly out of focus because that's how the world appears to me.

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Blank space formerly had vintage maps. Then Cobra the cat invented a new game... :-(

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Chef, traveler, raconteur Anthony Bourdain is dead, an apparent suicide. It's a gut punch for me.
  
Bloody hell...
  
Besides a chicken McNugget, he said the most disgusting thing he’d ever consumed was unwashed warthog anus.


I am laughing through my tears.
  
The only question should be if you want natural flavour or with balsamic vinegar and salt;-)

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Oops ;-)


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I think perhaps @elmussol might be able to name the mystery where a similar contretemps in an ad was a major plot point.
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Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following post Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:19:04 +0200
Koalas
So 30km from here, they're building a housing subdivison on top of a Koala corridor. Koalas are specific about the types of eucalyptus leaves they eat. These only grow along river/stream beds, hence 'corridor'. If you destroy this corridor there is no escape route for the koalas. They need to cross what is essentially a barren desert to them in order to migrate out of the threatened territory. Once the corridor is destroyed, the Campbelltown koala population will vanish. These are the last koalas in the world that are still fertile, because they don't have chlamydia. There are still a few dozen koalas in the southern highlands (on the other side of the Campbelltown corridor) which don't have chlamydia.  They are hiding out in the Blue Mountains Heritage Area (across the street from me) and travelling along the last known corridor. There are also a few dozen koalas in Victoria and Queensland, but they have chlamydia and probably won't survive 2-3 more generations. This is it folks. This is the last stand of the koala.

I understand that you may not have any sympathy for an endangered species that is alien to you; seeing as how it only exists on the other side of the world.

A million species are going to be wiped out of existence from the planet earth in the next five years. You're next.  Hope you aren't depending on the koalas to protect and defend your corridors.

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14 years ago! My boyfriend and I arrived with no idea it was Pride until we saw a giant Pride flag flying above the King's palace. My favorite part was the parade. It seemed like the entire city turned out. We were next to a couple with a young daughter. We came to an arrangement, she gave us the condoms she caught, we gave her the candy we caught.
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When being 1m88 is not tall enough
  
Now I'll bet you're kicking yourself for leaving the Mardi Gras outfit at home.


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When being 1m88 is not tall enough

..and now I feel like a little ant ..argh :)