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I can understand that a potential strategic opportunity exists here in trying to reshape one of Iran's key allies into a actor contributing to regional stabilily instead of undermining it. But such an outcome from military action is far from certain. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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The family and I went to see the latest version of The Woman in Black tonight. LB and I saw a BBC production many years ago and loved it - very scary. Lots of creepy atmosphere and you don't get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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Russion photographer Yuri Kozyrev wins first place in the 2012 Pictures of the Year (POYi) Photographer of the Year - Freelance/Agency category. Amazing work! Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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"Playing the piano daily means inevitable accomplishment, and, without a sense of accomplishment, life is an impoverished journey." Read on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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I love finding stuff like this on the net. Here's The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World over at a site called Flavorwire. Stumbled on it via GearPatrol. I agree number 11 wins (note: the pic below is not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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Hitchens' life was not error-free (no one gets one of those), but it was fully lived, his intellect generally used to try to improve the human condition, and in my opinion, worth while. He will be missed. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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The Coolest Room in the World...at Christmas Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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A full tabulation of all 17 questions showed that no group clearly out-stupids the others. They appear about equally stupid when faced with proper challenges to their position Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
This from Amazon: "You saved $0.13 with Amazon.com's Pre-order Price Guarantee!" I am surrounded by love. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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"The man who has begun to live more seriously within, begins to live more simply without." Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
"The response of anybody interested in liberty is that we all have a say and the ability to have an argument is exactly what liberty is, even though it may never be resolved." Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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The house was vile. She shivered and thought, the words coming freely into her mind, Hill House is vile, it is diseased; get away from here at once." Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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Raskolnikov Cases the Scene...He makes his way to an old woman's apartment where he pawns a watch. It's clear he's been there before as references are made to a previous pawn transaction. It's also clear Raskolnikov is there for another purpose, which is not revealed. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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Sep 13, 2011
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Kudos to Arts & Letters Daily, or perhaps more accurately, Mark Edmundson for coming to the rescue. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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What does a bored 17-year old girl do for amusement when dining out with the family? Why, set fire to the paper napkin of course! I would have stopped it sooner, but I was a little incredulous. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
Email is down and I'm getting work done. Good stuff! Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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Betsy and her readers have created something like a locker room for writers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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Both niggles have been corrected in the third generation Air that came out recently with OS X Lion. I won't be trading mine in though. I just works so well. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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A while back I argued on the Wall Street Journal site against involvement in the Libya mess and commented again on our unwise involvement in that conflict. Here's a post on CNN today that set me off. "Analysts blame faulty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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My mom's big into the American Triple Crown, the famed trio of horse races that kicked off just this last weekend with the Kentucky Derby. She calls me just prior to every event to let me know it's on and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
Concatenation |kənˌkatnˈā sh ən| As in... "You can invent a simpler proof, that is, a simpler concatenation of intuitable truths." ...from Why I Am Not a Pacifist, The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis Concatenation? I really enjoy Lewis, but... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
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As a retired military professional, I signed on a long time ago to the notion that armed force can be a legitimate solution to certain world problems. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto
Robert Bunsen's 200th Birthday Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at The Rolltop Manifesto