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Mmmm, Burritoes

We had burritoes for dinner last night. I made them from my family’s traditional recipe, a tradition only about 45 years old, but they all have to start somewhere. Living in Davao, finding the right Mexican food that fits the tastebuds of my Arizona, Sonora desert influenced and my husband’s southern California tastebuds is difficult. […]

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Huxley on Brave New World 30 years later

In 1931, when Brave New World was being written, I was convinced that there was still plenty of time. The completely organized society, the scientific caste sys­tem, the abolition of free will by methodical condition­ing, the servitude made acceptable by regular doses of chemically induced happiness, the orthodoxies drummed in by nightly courses of sleep-teaching […]

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Bearing Burdens

Descent into Hell*, by Inkling Charles Williams is a strange tale reminiscent of the atmosphere in George MacDonald’s Lilith or Phantastes It’s about selfishness, love, the reality of the eternal and the spiritual, and, of course, about the surprisingly easy, but nearly always selfish, ways we descend to hell. In the story, Pauline Anstruther has been terrified by […]

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The Prevention of Literature (Free Speech essay by Orwell)

“About a year ago I attended a meeting of the P.E.N. Club, the occasion being the tercentenary of Milton’s AEROPAGITICA–A pamphlet, it may be remembered, in defense of freedom of the press. Milton’s famous phrase about the sin of “killing” a book was printed on the leaflets advertising the meeting which had been circulated beforehand. […]

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President Trump’s Speech in Davos

President Trump’s Davos speech- Newsweek predicted he’d be speaking to an empty room, but it was so full  they had to open up 3 spill-over rooms where audiences watched on screens. “Regulation is stealth taxation” implemented by unelected bureacrats with no accountability. “As president of the United States I will always put America first, […]

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