Monthly Archives: August 2011

Absent-mindedness

Another goody plucked at random from the estimable Project Gutenberg, this snapshot of Abraham Lincoln a decade before his presidency reminds me of other great men who were notorious for ‘being elsewhere’ at dinner:  Thomas Acquinas, Archbishop Ramsey and Field … Continue reading

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Conservative surprise

I have to admit that I have never understood the conservative cast of mind, except in respect of a few things dear to me, such as some old buildings.  So I am again surprised by Conservative surprise at what the … Continue reading

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