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Mar. 3rd, 2008

05:20 pm

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

Feb. 14th, 2008

08:17 am - This Day in History

St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1929)
When Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn, a member of Al Capone's gang, was almost killed by members of rival George "Bugs" Moran's gang, he devised a plan to retaliate: he would lure Bugs and his men into a warehouse and kill them. On the day of the massacre, Capone's men mistook one of Bugs's gangsters for the rival crime boss and opened fire. Bugs had not yet arrived at the warehouse and survived the attempt on his life. Why did bystanders who heard the gunfire allow the murderers to leave the scene? More...

Jan. 30th, 2008

08:54 am - This Day in History

Hitler Is Appointed Chancellor of Germany (1933)

Hitler's rise to power began long before 1933, with his development of the Nazi party in the early 1920s and the widespread release of his book, Mein Kampf, in 1925. After the Nazi party lost seats in Germany's November 1932 parliamentary elections, leading businessmen and political figures appealed to Germany's president to appoint Hitler chancellor. As chancellor, Hitler quickly moved to eliminate his rivals and consolidate his power. How did Hitler then become Führer, or leader? More...

Jan. 29th, 2008

09:15 am

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Jan. 20th, 2008

04:46 pm

Oscar Wilde (one of my favorite people to quote from, I have him up on my profile) wrote a story about.. well.. "A tale of horror, it depicts the corruption of a beautiful young man pursuing an ideal of sensual indulgence and moral indifference; although he himself remains young and handsome, his portrait becomes ugly, reflecting his degeneration." (Wiki)

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Jan. 10th, 2008

09:25 am

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Jan. 9th, 2008

09:00 am - This Day in History

Joan of Arc is my patron saint, so this holds more importance to me than it will to any of you... =)

Joan of Arc Goes on Trial (1431)
Joan of Arc was a French military leader and heroine who was canonized as a saint in 1920, nearly 500 years after she was burned at the stake. Inspired and directed by religious visions, Joan organized the French resistance that forced the English to end their siege of Orléans in 1429 and led an army to Rheims where she had the dauphin, Charles VII, crowned king. Captured and sold to the English by the Burgundians, she was later tried for heresy and executed. What was the "nullification trial"? More...

Jan. 2nd, 2008

09:25 am - Happy New Year, guys.

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

Dec. 14th, 2007

08:24 am

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.
Plato (427 BC-347 BC)

Dec. 13th, 2007

08:15 am

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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