WORDmeister Note: I'm exhausted by all the Trump crap, so The WORD is taking a break today.
Who Reads Books?
“Well, I’ve worried some about, you know, why write books . . . why are we teaching people to write books when presidents and senators do not read them, and generals do not read them. It’s been the university experience that taught me that there is a very good reason that you catch people before they become generals and presidents and so forth and you poison their minds with . . . humanity, and however you want to poison their minds, it’s presumably to encourage them to make a better world.”
—Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), American author, in “A Talk with Kurt Vonnegut Jr.” by Robert Scholes in The Vonnegut Statement, 1973
• Editorial Comment: I know I said it's a No Trump Day . . . but do you suppose he or any of his cabinet appointees read books that inform their humanity?
PeezPix by Ted Pease
Sadie Spots a Rockcod
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