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News and so forth

The removed Confederate Flags- which I, shortsightedly and in an emotional reaction to Dylan Root shooting up a church Bible study of peaceful black people, thought at the time was a good idea. Then it was statues of Confederate generals or statues that looked like they might be confederate generals or artwork that looked like […]

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Find a special place

“According to a study commissioned by the National Trust, people experience intense feelings of wellbeing, contentment and belonging from places that evoke positive memories far more than treasured objects such as photographs or wedding rings…. …It found places that are intensely meaningful invoke a sense of calm, space to think and a feeling of completeness. […]

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Why is There Beauty?

“The foregoing remarks lead me to say a few words on the protest lately made by some naturalists against the utilitarian doctrine that every detail of structure has been produced for the good of its possessor. They believe that many structures have been created for the sake of beauty, to delight man or the Creator (but […]

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Headlines and Stuff

97 Islamic terror attacks and plots in the U.S. since 9/11 Supreme Court and the travel ban: “The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to President Trump’s travel ban on majority-Muslim countries Tuesday because it has been replaced by a new version, sending the controversy back to the starting block. The ruling is a victory for […]

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Ta Hsüeh on the importance of knowledge

Originally the Ta Hsüeh was a chapter of the Li-chi, the “Book of Rites,” one of the five Chinese classics. Literary analysis suggests that it was written in the 3rd century BCE. During the Song Dynasty (960-1280), the Ta Hsüeh was considered sufficiently important to be singled out as one of the canonical “Four Books.” Since both the Five Classics and the Four Books had […]

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