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    If I whet My glittering sword, And My hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to My enemies, And repay those who hate Me. — Deuteronomy 32:41   He is despised and rejected of men; a … Continue reading

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is it possible (or desirable) to hold two divergent opinions at the same time?

      “I may indeed contradict myself now and then; but truth … I do not contradict.” — Michel de Montaigne   *****************************************************   “I suppose you have forgotten that many weeks ago I promised to send you an account … Continue reading

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prevarication; institutionalized cruelty

    Two news stories caught my eye this morning.   “This way madness lies” by Dana Milbank Washington Post January 16, 2017 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-way-madness-lies/2018/01/16/0b627fe2-fb0a-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story.html?utm_term=.3b24634fb0e1   and   “Michigan Father Deported After Living in U.S. for 30 Years” By Christina Caron … Continue reading

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    The following is an email of mine sent this morning to an acquaintance.     *****************************************************     Scott —   I’m on a jaunt. I had a sort of epiphany just now (actually at about 7 a.m., … Continue reading

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my Blake books

    The attached Word document (below) contains an inventory of books by and about the romantic poet and artist William Blake in my personal home library.     — Roger W. Smith    July 2017      

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William Blake, “Eternity”

  Eternity He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy He who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sunrise   — “Eternity” (1777) by William Blake (1757 – 1827), from the poet’s notebook … Continue reading

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William Blake, “A Poison Tree”

            William Blake, “A Poison Tree” from Blake’s Songs of Experience

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