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Hospitality vs Entertaining, Q & A

Q. If you set the table with pretty china and a centerpiece, are you making your guests feel inferior in their abilities when all you are trying to do is make them feel extra-special and worthy of attention? Should we reduce all attempts at beauty to a common level so as not to offend a […]

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One of Shakespeare’s Sources Discovered

This is pretty interesting- the point here is not the tired old Shakespeare wasn’t Shakespeare, nor iis it a claim that he plagiarized. It’s that, using plagiarism software, scholars have uncovered another source or reference work that Shakespeare used for some of his plays. “The findings were made by Dennis McCarthy and June Schlueter, who […]

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Gobekli Tepe

If your curiosity bump was alerted by an earlier reference to this archeological site in Turkey, the earliest temple yet discovered, you might be interested in reading these other links: https://www.ancient.eu/article/234/gobekli-tepe—the-worlds-first-temple/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/gobekli-tepe-the-worlds-first-temple-83613665/ I grimace at the ‘world’s first temple’ designation. It may not be a temple at all. And nobody can say if another, older […]

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The study of the course of human history

The authors of this long article, or perhaps essay, are pursuing a point in connection with their views on human society, government, equality, how we got here, and where to go from here, from the anarchist point of view. But whether you agree, disagree, or don’t even care, there’s a lot of other interesting ideas […]

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Rules for Living (To Avoid Being a Gentrifier)

The brilliant Richard Hernandez has an article that must be read in full. It’s on trendy socialism, and how it redoubles the marginalization of the poor. It’s a great read. But I was drawn up short by this part: “….Alternet in an article that reads like parody but is written in dead earnest, offers 20 […]

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