Monday, February 29, 2016

Worthwhile Reading

. . . and Canned Chatter

“To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. . . . The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.”

―Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography, 1969

Editorial Comment: We need more egotistical charlatans, hucksters, ceremonial magicians and mountaineers in public life.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

The Coming Echium

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“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” —Tom Stoppard

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