Category Archives: After Dinner Quotes

After dinner quotes and in general an elegant toast after dinner can be a plus in business or in any social occasion. Shakespeare is an almost inexhaustible source for before, during and after dinner quotes and toasts

The Founding Fathers and Other Tales

The skeptics among my twenty-five readers may suspect from the title, that I am jumping on the bandwagon of our discontent(1), to direct cheap shots at a stale target. Perish the thought. Irreverence towards the actors excludes irreverence towards the … Continue reading

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Brief History of Revisionism

On hearing the word ‘revisionism,’ suspicion lurks in the mind of some, and alarms sound in the mind of others. Suspicion is the elder sister of twins, credulity and incredulity. And of all kinds of credulity, the most obstinate and … Continue reading

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Time, Postmodernism, Science and Capitalism

While still in the shadow of the old year and the glow of the new, here are some thoughts about a commodity of infinite availability, but that we so often are short of. Time that is, that ceaseless lackey of … Continue reading

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Democracy, Tortured Meaning of the Wrong Word

Politicians, much like advertisers, are ever ready to surprise the unawareness of the thoughtless. They must use language, the quintessential political tool, with a tone of deep-felt conviction and an air of solemn sincerity. And no politician, in his electoral … Continue reading

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War among Poor

After Berkeley’s war and fitful fever of destructive demonstrations, the mob sleeps well, or so it seems. As equally well sleep the millions who joined the women’s recent ‘spontaneous’ marches worldwide. These demonstrations (and other similar), are actually atheistic masses, … Continue reading

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Hacking for Dummies

As someone who needs words to understand symbols and images to comprehend concepts, I welcomed, years ago, the advent of instructional books for dummies, that is, for those otherwise excluded from the blessings of knowledge. Remembrance of things past brings … Continue reading

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Self-Help and the War on Common Sense

“… I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air And more inconstant than the wind Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. … Continue reading

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War on Health

Trust not the physician. His antidotes are poison and he slays more than you rob. (Timon of Athens, act 4, sc. 3) Medicine and religion share much of their structure of belief. To quote the inimitable George Carlin, “Religion has … Continue reading

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Erdowin, Erdowon, Erdogan

… hing, hang, hog… Hang hog is Latin for bacon, I warrant you. (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 4, sc.1) To the articulate speculations of many analysts on the failed coup in Turkey I will not add the vanity of … Continue reading

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Spectacle, Ornaments and Marionettes

“Thus ornament is but the guiled shore To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf Veiling an Indian beauty; in a word, The seeming truth which cunning times put on To entrap the wisest.” (Merchant of Venice, act 3, sc. … Continue reading

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