Common Sense Still Applies Today

“​In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.”

— Thomas Paine, Common Sense


This is from the pamphlet that sparked alliance to a Revolution.  The most sold publication in America for most of its history

Three Quote Challenge- Third Times a Charm

Rules (suggestions that may lead to order)

3 quotes each day

3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)

Thank the person who nominated you

Inform the nominees

Many thanks to Book girl for throwing down the gauntlet in my general direction. She can be found here (my nominees take note, the consequences of following rules) https://literatureandstuff.wordpress.com

Today, we will attempt the call of nature…

If you are reading this, consider this a nomination for this challenge!  If you have a couple of minutes pass it on!  If not thanks for dropping by! 

Three Quote Challenge- Second Installment 

Rules (an attempt at least) 

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees


Many thanks to Book girl for throwing down the gauntlet in my general direction.  She can be found here (my nominees take note, the consequences of following rules) https://literatureandstuff.wordpress.com

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”

 Gertrude Stein

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Arthur C Clarke

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate. Alvin Toffler

Three Quote Challenge 

​Rules  (I will attempt them,no guarantees) 

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

Many thanks to Book girl for throwing down the gauntlet in my general direction.  She can be found here (my nominees take note, the consequences of following rules) https://literatureandstuff.wordpress.com

Because no one has more thirst for earth, for blood, and for ferocious sexuality than the creatures who inhabit cold mirrors

Alejandra Pizarnik

The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.

William Makepeace Thackeray,Vanity Fair

First two quotes sourced from Goodreads.com

Photo credit: Quitesgram.com

Are Cautionary tales wagged by Cautionary beasts? Just a thought of my own.  Although, I  had this broken mirror picture for a prompt.  There’s nothing to say a theme or image is required.  In keeping with the rules, the victim list:

A darkened house, Https://adarkenedhouse.wordpress.com

Awkward Babble https//awkwardbabble.wordpress.com

Amanda, https://justinqueso.wordpress.com

Participation is voluntary 

Why Greenlanders Don’t Have Epitaphs on Their Gravestones

Nothing is set in stone, except of course your epitaph. In a recent essay for Aeon, Tom Pitock mused on the difficulty of writing his own father’s epitaph, and why we etch words on tombstones to remember people we loved. But not every culture uses epitaphs, as Pitock learned in Greenland: It took real effort to find the cemetery […]

http://blog.longreads.com/2015/10/22/why-greenlanders-dont-have-epitaphs-on-their-gravestones/

Reblog – Why Women Are Less Likely to Be Exonerated Using DNA Evidence

In a recent piece for Mother Jones, Molly Redden looked at why it can be particularly hard for wrongfully convicted women to be exonerated (Women make up about 11 percent of the people convicted of violent crimes, but just 6 percent of those exonerated of violent crimes). Despite their good intentions, most innocence projects fail to bring […]

http://blog.longreads.com/2015/08/17/why-women-are-less-likely-to-be-exonerated-using-dna-evidence/