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A Short Digression While Discussing a Tolstoy Story

At McGurks I asked Siobhán, “Did I ever tell you about the ‘Meanwhiles?’”
“I don’t think so.”
“Back in the days and nights
When The Book of Mev… 155 more words

World Literature

Three Things I am Remembering {on my 41st Birthday}

There is one important time. That time is now. There is a most important person. That individual is the one you are with. There is a most important thing. 702 more words

War and Peace Summer: The Introduction

May 18th, 2015 marks the first day of my War and Peace summer. This is supposedly a landmark in many readers’ lives, and I am determined to make this summer the time in which I read the great classic. 261 more words

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When I saw the head part from the body, and each of them fall separately into a box with a thud, I understood–not in my mind, but with my whole being–that no rational doctrine of progress could justify that act, and that if every man now living in the world, and every man who had lived since the beginning of time, were to maintain, in the name of some theory or other, that this execution was indispensable, I should still know it was not indispensable: that it was wrong.

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Thought for today may 14th 2015

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.

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Peyton Carter
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Leo Tolstoy’s search for the meaning of life

by Mehar-un-nisa

Some personalities are difficult to describe in few words, yet a long series of words are not sufficient enough to cater all the aspects of their personality. 1,892 more words


“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”-Leo Tolstoy.