Consider this...

"I wish to propose for ther reader's favourable consideration a doctrine which may, I fear, appear wildly paradoxical and subversive. The doctine in question is this: that it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true. I must, of course, admit that if such an opinion became common it would completely transform our social life and our political system; since both are at present faultess, this must weigh againt it." - Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays"

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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