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Pushing the Broom

  –“At certain periods a nation may be oppressed by such insupportable evils as to conceive the design of effecting a total change in its political constitution; at other times, the mischief lies still deeper and the existence of society itself is endangered. Such are the times of great revolutions and of great parties. But between these epochs of misery and confusion there are periods…

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playing alone

[flowplayer src=’’ splash=’’]   “The powers of every individual being generally limited, his desires are proportionally small. Mediocrity of fortune makes the various conditions of life nearly equal, and the manners of the inhabitants are orderly and simple.” Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville   In my memory, she’s funnier. I have an urge to mute the sound. Maybe I have watched it too many…

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