Category Archives: Human Life

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Another news article about Amazon — this one boggled my mind. Be aware that there is a word in this article that a great many people find offensive. When I saw that Amazon was defending the use of the “C-word,” … Continue reading

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Amazon’s fees hike for third-party traders provokes fury | Technology | The Guardian. According to the article, some fees will increase as much as 70% for third-party retailers who sell through Amazon: Amazon is facing a revolt from small traders … Continue reading

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Favorite Quotation of the Day

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”
― C.S. Lewis

I was chatting with some folks over on GoodReads, and I was trying to think of this particular C.S. Lewis quotation that resonates with me; I found it and here it is!

Recommended reading . . .

I read an article several days ago that has stuck with me, the final lines in particular, so I thought I would share it with you: In Mullingar, people talk because there is no sea, by Michael Harding in the Irish Times.

The article begins with a reference to Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland, but it quickly becomes more than a story about the Queen, drifting easily to memory of another time and place, with a kind of bitter-sweet nostalgia rooted in a present moment, in the twitter of birds in an attic and an image of a monarch on the television . . .

somegreybloke talks about the Rapture

If you don’t know, a guy named Camping has said that the Rapture’s taking place at 6:00 p.m. on 21 May 2011. He hasn’t specified a time zone. 😛

Anyway, I thought this was funny.