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Art & Civilisation

When I was madly studying for my CLEP test the Deputy Headmistress/Zookeeper/Head Librarian handed me two books she thought would help me study. One of them was simply titled “Civilisation” and had a photograph of a statue relating to Charlemagne on the cover. When I began reading it, however, I discovered that it is an […]

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A Chance to Help a Child

Joey is a little boy with an incredible story. Some day we hope he’ll be telling ti to everybody. We don’t know Joey, but Joey’s grandmother goes to church with a relative of the Common Room family. Our source told us the following: Little Joey pulled a big screen TV down on top of him. […]

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It’s about Freedom, 2

The Tulip Girl posted in the comments below: For what is currently going on in Ukraine, I recommend Dan’s recent post, A Better Kind of Normal. The Deputy Headmistress is thrilled that Tulip Girl actually looked at something on our blog, and tickled, well, orange, with her excellent reminder. You see, the Headmistress actually found […]

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Excerpts, State Dept. Report on North Korea

Note: Our previous post on North Korea is here. The entire State Department Report is here. What follows are some excerpts. These can be rather hard to read. There are a few more gruesome specifics I didn’t mention at all, because this will be difficult enough for some of our scholars to read as it […]

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Whatsits and His Love of Order

I took the two young hooligans for a walk today. It was a glorious walk. Migratory birds, a very happy Lab dog (now also a very wet and muddy Lab dog, hence half his joy) and a book to read. We have just begun reading “The Door in the Wall,” a book I remember with […]

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