qotd

Patriotism having become one of our topicks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, an apophthegm, at which many will start: “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” But let it be considered that he did not mean a real and generous love of our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, Continue reading qotd

Beauty

My mother was a beautiful woman. Everyone says so — both now and at the time. Hell, I said so, both now and at the time. We could all agree on that. And that was comforting, in a time of open warfare between us. But I have looked at many photo albums that are in Continue reading Beauty