Consider this...

"Man is the only Patriot. He sets himself apart in his own country, under his own flag, and sneers at the other nations, and keeps multitudinous uniformed assassins on hand at heavy expense to grab slices of other people's countries, and keep them from grabbing slices of his. And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood of his hands and works for 'the universal brotherhood of man'- with his mouth." - Mark Twain

Favorite reads of 2014

Very and varied good books this year.

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Favorite reads of 2013

John read some really good ones this year, at least two of which were a real joy to read -- for the language.

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Before the dreadful summer of pet deaths, we had a dog and a cat. Now we have two cats, but it seemed right somehow to get a dog too.

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At least, in our house, with the arrival of Benny and Babette, aged 3 1/2 months.

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