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Suffer Fools Gladly

The coffee mug at the thrift store caught my eye because of its short message, “I do not suffer fools gladly”. I did not purchase the mug because of a noticeable chip on the rim at the location my lips … Continue reading

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Such Folly

“True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.”–the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton If we judge the modern world … Continue reading

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So Foolish

“You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don’t know the value of your own soul, it’s all foolishness.”–Rumi I know you’re aware by now that today is All Fools Day, so yes, the pithy quote above … Continue reading

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Such Folly

During a discussion about Space travel yesterday an acquaintance, Chuck claimed that humans settling on Mars is a folly. The conversation went quiet for awhile as the rest of us were taken aback by Chuck’s use of the word “folly”. … Continue reading

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Today Is Fool’s Paradise Day

When we’re young, we’re most likely to yearn for a better place to live than where we grow up.  In my own instance, the often stultifying, backwardness of the Midwest inspired dreams of far-away, progressive England. I daydreamed about the … Continue reading

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Stupid

I love history for a variety of reasons.  One of those that I rarely discuss is that so many of the accounts of human history reveals such vast amounts of stupidity.  I do my best to keep contempt and misanthropy … Continue reading

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