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    Brave New World II

    Brave New World II.

    I have always followed the advice of the novelist Grahame Greene, that the important thing to do when settling into a new country, or in this case, a new life changing...
  2. Thread: Horizons.

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    Hi Danik Thanks for the boost and the...

    Hi Danik

    Thanks for the boost and the recommended reading. I will definitely pursue further.

    Regards the pandemic; I read that Brazil, especially Sao Paulo is in the eye of the storm at the...
  3. Thread: Mohs Nose

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    Hi Buddy Not sure if this one was in the...

    Hi Buddy

    Not sure if this one was in the realms of fiction or reality. Too much feeling expressed to take it as the former.

    Hence a bit of advice based on my own experience. All those years...
  4. Thread: Horizons.

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    Horizons.

    Horizons.

    If life begins at the end of one's comfort zone, then this was it. He was now into the 8th week of 12 in lockdown and self-isolation; embedded albeit involuntarily, in this strange new...
  5. Thank you for reading Buh4Bee. I'm glad you...

    Thank you for reading Buh4Bee. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Take good care.

    M.
  6. Thanks buddy. Loved the phrase " translating...

    Thanks buddy.

    Loved the phrase " translating poetry into prose." You have given me an incentive to use that as a new and hopefully fruitful initiative in future writing.

    Take good care.
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    A Virtual Holiday.

    A Virtual Holiday

    Well I supposed thats it; restrictions via lockdown and social distancing on any chance of a holiday outside of a Hertfordshire house and back garden. Just think of the basic...
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    Thank you my friend. Stay safe. ...

    Thank you my friend.
    Stay safe.
    M.
  9. Haha. No. We are not taking the Puritans back. ...

    Haha. No. We are not taking the Puritans back.

    Great Britain first!!!!

    We have here what is termed "fringe comedy," based very much on the early modus operandi of Lenny Bruce. It shocks, (as...
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    Hello My Friend I am now coming to the end of...

    Hello My Friend

    I am now coming to the end of 6 weeks out of 12 in lockdown and self isolation. Actually I am enjoying it. The sky is clearer, the noise less, you can take a bath without someone...
  11. I was pleasently surprised to discover Wolf that...

    I was pleasently surprised to discover Wolf that this was not one of your free wheeling takes on; testicles, rogering, masturbation and other unmentionables that cause palputations to those like...
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    Chapter 9: TERTULLIAN There are few...

    Chapter 9:

    TERTULLIAN

    There are few figures of more significance in Latin literature, and of the men who moulded Western Christendom, few have stamped themselves and their ideas upon it with...
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    Loved it.

    Loved it.
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    Chapter 8. CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA . ...

    Chapter 8.

    CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA .


    The new faith was making its way upward through society, and was gaining a hold upon the classes of wealth and education. The first four or five...
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    Kev. I tend to agree with you on Arius’s...

    Kev. I tend to agree with you on Arius’s interpretation, if only for the reason that Jesus seems always to be referring to the Father as having ultimate authority. Very little on co-equals. Having...
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    Thanks for your input Kev. From the research...

    Thanks for your input Kev.

    From the research I’ve done, (aided by the peace of a virus self isolation), you are correct regards the nature of the survival of Celsus’s writings. He was the author...
  17. Secret Thoughts and An Open Countenance.

    If I thrived on diminutives,
    Yet embraced theophanies,
    For the sake of antithesis,
    Forsaking assonances.

    Would alliterations sublime,
    Encompassed in time,
    Sejunct bold neologisms?
    In...
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    Chapter 7. Celsus. Celsus' book, “True...

    Chapter 7.

    Celsus.

    Celsus' book, “True Word” was written in the latter part of the reign of Marcus Aurelius, or, more closely, to the year 178 A.D. He writes under the pressure of the...
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    Haha. Needs must put away their broomstick. ...

    Haha. Needs must put away their broomstick.

    Here we have animals coming into town because no people on the streets, or cars on the road.

    I saw a picture yesterday of sheep gathered outside a...
  20. Thread: Cv19.

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    Thank you yes Danik. I'm fine. Trust you are...

    Thank you yes Danik. I'm fine.
    Trust you are keeping safe also.
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    Thanks for the recommendations Ekimhtims. Your...

    Thanks for the recommendations Ekimhtims. Your past ones were absorbing. Though, even with lockdown and self isolation there never seems enough time to read at leisure.
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    Cv19.

    Time watchs from the shadows,

    And coughs when you would kiss.
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    Note. For *** read the equivalent of a female...

    Note.

    For *** read the equivalent of a female donkey!!!! and not ones butt.
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    Chapter 6. Early Debates: We are apt to...

    Chapter 6.

    Early Debates:

    We are apt to wonder to-day at the great political and national developments that have altered the whole aspect of Europe since the French Revolution, and to...
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    Hi Danik One of the stimuli of this pandemic...

    Hi Danik

    One of the stimuli of this pandemic and self isolation is that it is either: forcing those who live on McDonalds / takeaways to start cooking, or giving time for the creative juices of...
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