Confessions of a Clintonworld Exile

Doug Band worked alongside Bill Clinton every day for nearly two decades, first as a body man and then as one of the primary architects of his lucrative and often-fraught post-presidency. Then came a seismic falling out with accusations of self-dealing and soap-opera-level psychodrama. Now, for the first time since leaving Clinton’s orbit, Band goes […]

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Types of vegetarians

by Lord Buckbeak – Jan 8, 2021 The following is from the Mayo Clinic website: Types of vegetarian diets When people think about a vegetarian diet, they typically think about a diet that doesn’t include meat, poultry or fish. But vegetarian diets vary in what foods they include and exclude: Lacto-vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish, poultry […]

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Enya: ‘Love can be difficult as boyfriends tend to get jealous when they learn I need space to write music’

By the Belfast Telegraph – November 19 2015 07:22 PM I am sitting on a plump sofa in the Dorchester hotel facing Enya, whose own sofa is quite rightly even plumper, and I tell her that, having read up on her these past few days, I have come to the conclusion that she is that […]

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Cryptic msg for étude Brute – 2

Another riddle: Why do certain species of thrush, especially robins and bluebirds, tend to be Protestant rather than Roman Catholic? Down. Down. Down. Down. Down. Most futuristic novels seem out-of-date after a decade or two, but That Hideous Strength is more timely today than when the book was published in 1945. On the day I began to […]

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Cryptic msg for étude Brute

Try to guess the answer before consulting Scripture. What brave men fear but fools hold dear, and into life we bring it. What misers spend and poor men lend, and from this life we take it. What wise men need and death gives heed, and all the worlds sprang from it. (Answer: 1 Timothy 6:7)

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Marianne North

From a blog by Michelle at KDD & co My cmnt: I’ve just included a couple prints from this blog to whet your interest in Marianne North’s paintings and her story told on Michelle’s blog. Well worth chk’g out. Hello, it’s Michelle here, with a post about Marianne North (1830–1890), a Victorian traveller and nature […]

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Essay on Purpose

Chance  or No Chance     The same Arguments which explode the Notion of Luck, may, on the other side, be useful in some Cases to establish a due comparison between Chance and Design: We may imagine Chance and Design to be, as it were, in Competition with each other, for the production of some […]

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Are Dogs better than humans?

God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs. Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth. These words by Ian Malcolm and Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park might now be applied to dogs. God creates man.  Man replaces God.  Man creates Dog.  Dog replaces man. Dog inherits the house. […]

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Madonna: two women, two worldviews

Madonna, the pop singer, not Madonna her namesake, famously sang that she is a material girl living in a material world.  Which neatly sums up the difference between the two women and what lies at the root of our seemingly intractable political divide. Whatever institution tells us what is real, is the institution that gets […]

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