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Four Letter Words

An excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons, a book of essays and short stories that I am working on: Montaigne wrote that “The genital activities of mankind are so natural . . . what have they done to make us never dare … Continue reading

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Perry Mann’s Thanksgiving Essay

After reading this you may want some of his other essays. For $3 postage I will send you Mann and Nature. You may order Secular Mann from amazon or buy it at Taylor Books in Charleston, WV or send me … Continue reading

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HALF OF WHAT YOU BECOME HAPPENS AT CONCEPTION by Perry Mann

HALF OF WHAT YOU BECOME HAPPENS AT CONCEPTION “Let us then suppose the Mind to be, as we say, tabula rasa, void of all Characters, without any ideas; How comes it to be furnished? … To this I answer, in … Continue reading

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Chaucerin–Metaphysics on His Sleeve

I have been retired fifteen plus years now. So I have much time to catch up on history and such. Eleven volumes in their The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant offer all the history impossible for me to read … Continue reading

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More quotes of interest from my reading

From The Reformation by Will Durant “…men prefer the assurance of dogma to the diffidence of reason.” P4 “Our instincts were formed during a thousand centuries of insecurity and the chase; their once necessary vigor exceeds present social need; they … Continue reading

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Foolish Consistency

I stole this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson from my friend Rick Wilson’s blog goatrope A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing … Continue reading

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