Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #161: Feet and Shoes

No way could I miss this little ditty, composed many years ago by one of my favorite cartoonists. Speaking of tiny feet, we should all remember a line from a Robert Frost poem: The Fog comes in on little cat feet. All four little cat feet, visible at once.  That kitty is pretty relaxed, isn't …

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Happy Birthday to Harry Potter

Since it's still July 31 where I live, it's not too late for me to wish Harry Potter, born on July 31, 1980, a very Happy Birthday.  Over on the Wizarding World Web site, and in the app, there was a very good story ranking all of Harry's birthdays.  Of course, his eleventh birthday was …

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The English language is weird.

How can a word have two entirely opposite meanings, one good and one bad?  Well, the word Sanction is one that does.  This is a word that many people don't use at all in their day-to-day lives.  But its meaning changes, depending on whether it is used as a noun, or a verb, and depending …

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Guest Blogger: Brian Watt’s excellent alternative disclaimer for “Gone With The Wind”

We all know that the movie, Gone With The Wind, was about the Civil War, and its effects on some wealthy families in the Deep South.  That movie is perhaps the best-loved movie of all time, and it is forever fresh.  Generations of Americans have viewed the film, on every possible screen, from huge IMAX …

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Yippee!! I finished it!!

That would be Andrew Roberts's book, Winston Churchill, Walking With Destiny, all 964 pages of it.  All 964 thin, single-spaced pages.  I figure it took me about six months to read it, in fits and starts.  It lives on my bedside table, right where I can see it, so I just decided to push on through. …

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Guest Blogger: Helpful Advice for Young People by Mark A.

The following post was originally issued at Ricochet.com. I advise all my readers and followers to drop by Ricochet, and consider joining if you want more excellent commentary such as this. Mark exactly offers the same advice I would give to today's young people. His life story is instructive. Young people, HEED THIS ADVICE! THE …

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Seattle and Seuss: Protecting the legacy

It's been all over the news lately that some Dr. Seuss books, beloved by children and parents for decades, will be cancelled, by the Foundation that protects the author's legacy!  This is ostensibly because they "display racist imagery".  The Cancel Culture, which judges creations from the past by today's often-racist standards, is sweeping through Society, …

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Calling out the Wall Street Journal

I have been a subscriber to the Wall Street Journal, both print and online editions since 1991.  In the past week, I have come to doubt their editorial and news policies.  We have been reminded that the News and Editorial parts of the Journal are entirely separate, and mostly that has been true.  Since the …

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Secondary Boycotts, anyone?

Below is a list of companies and organizations which are attempting to Destroy President Donald Trump and his supporters.  If we do not wish to live in a Leftist Communist country, we must fight back against the Big Tech, Big Media, and Big Corporate interests which are doing their level best to deny the Founding …

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