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  1. Thread: Not Guilty!?

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    Tey (who is a mystery writer from 70 years ago,...

    Tey (who is a mystery writer from 70 years ago, not a historian) proposes that the Princes did NOT disappear under Richard's care. No mention of their disappearance is made until after the Battle of...
  2. Thread: Not Guilty!?

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    I remember reading about that (although I'd...

    I remember reading about that (although I'd forgotten until you mentioned it). Tey (in the person of her detective) thinks Richard was perhaps mildly deformed (especially compared to his handsome...
  3. Thread: Not Guilty!?

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    Not Guilty!?

    I recently listened to a audio book entitled "The Daughter of Time" by Josephine Tey. Tey apparently writes mystery novels, and in this one her fictional detective (whose name I can't remember and...
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    I also saw "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood". I...

    I also saw "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood". I agree with Secret. It's very good -- probably Tarantino's best since "Kill Bill". Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are appropriately star-like;...
  5. I just read "Mrs. Dalloway". To be more precise,...

    I just read "Mrs. Dalloway". To be more precise, I listened to it while driving to the mountains. I liked it, but perhaps my enjoyment was enhanced because the reader was a refined-sounding Brit. ...
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    Thanks, Pompey. I was actually channeling Oscar...

    Thanks, Pompey. I was actually channeling Oscar Wilde instead of HCA (if anyone has never read Wilde's Christian children's stories like "The Selfish Giant" and "The Happy Prince", now's a good...
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    The Little Sparrow

    The Little Sparrow




    Once, a long time ago, a little sparrow decided to fly south for the winter. In the summer, the sparrow lived in a great forest in the North of Europe. During the days,...
  8. Thread: Do you write?

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    Like Charlie, I write stories for my family (I...

    Like Charlie, I write stories for my family (I have two grandsons, ages one and three). My grandsons also insist that I tell them stories constantly (I babysit them every week and my story ideas are...
  9. I am hardly "staggered" by anything Empty writes....

    I am hardly "staggered" by anything Empty writes. However, I am confused. Look at ES's first sentence:



    What (I wonder) does "I put them on account" mean? Why the awkward phrasing? Why...
  10. Of this we can be certain: Empty's aphorisms will...

    Of this we can be certain: Empty's aphorisms will not be "cursory". I wonder, though, if "resignation" can be "draconic"? The two words seem incompatible. Also, why "a good share of" draconic...
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    I love to travel -- for one thing, it's necessary...

    I love to travel -- for one thing, it's necessary for my hobby of mountaineering. I just got back from two weeks in Colorado, I've been to Yosemite already this spring, I'm going to the Sierras...
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    I love sports. I played ice hockey in college,...

    I love sports. I played ice hockey in college, and played every major American sport (soccer, softball, basketball, football (flag), lacrosse, racket ball, tennis, golf, etc) as an adult. I've...
  13. On a brighter note, I'll bet little Pompey made a...

    On a brighter note, I'll bet little Pompey made a very cute Banquo.
  14. My point is that of course we hope our schools do...

    My point is that of course we hope our schools do as good a job as possible at teaching children. The goal is not in question; the means of attaining it are. I doubt that making college admission...
  15. How is rejecting kids for admission to college...

    How is rejecting kids for admission to college going to improve their "basic reading or writing skills"? That seems counter-intuitive. Surely admitting students to college is more likely to have...
  16. A well educated public is ideal. Most educators...

    A well educated public is ideal. Most educators I know take their "duty" seriously, but there are no simple, sure-fire methods that work for everyone.

    I recently read Tara Westover's...
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    Anna Nicole Smith. The couple had 14 blissful...

    Anna Nicole Smith. The couple had 14 blissful months before Anna's husband died, and she inherited $400 mil, or something like that.
  18. I think that there are several questions involved...

    I think that there are several questions involved Prior to WW2 (I haven't looked up the stats -- I'm guessing) maybe 20% of high school students went on to college. For a number of reasons (GI...
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    Perhaps Fleetwood Mac was familiar with this...

    Perhaps Fleetwood Mac was familiar with this sonnet when they sang, "Tell me lies
    Tell me sweet little lies..."
  20. I wrote that the comparison was "fair", not the...

    I wrote that the comparison was "fair", not the practice. Nor do I think all "affirmative action" must be "mandatory" (that's a matter of definition, and there's no need to argue about it). ...
  21. I wasn't including "affirmative action" in my...

    I wasn't including "affirmative action" in my post to argue with any particular person. I think it's fair to compare an attempt to diversify a curriculum by including a percentage of minority...
  22. I'll defer to your knowledge of the...

    I'll defer to your knowledge of the post-Civil-War period. I also admire your faith in love, a faith that I try to share, often unsuccessfully. We may disagree on which policies, some of which are...
  23. To quote Pompey, "how dumb do you think I am?" ...

    To quote Pompey, "how dumb do you think I am?" Of course an author's cultural background affects what he writes and how he writes about it. For example, if an author is a native English-speaker, he...
  24. I was wondering how far one acre would go toward...

    I was wondering how far one acre would go toward supporting a family.... OK, that policy was a discriminatory economic advantage practice instead of a "hiring practice". That seems like a...
  25. Are you opposed to all forms of reparations? ...

    Are you opposed to all forms of reparations? Weren't former slaves given an acre of land and a mule? Isn't that an example of affirmative action?

    I'll agree that some forms of affirmative action...
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