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Missive #135 Published 2 October 2023

This book has more of Twain's satire and sarcasm than Innocents did. Much of the satire is self directed but emulates Americans. His sarcasm is directed more toward the Europeans but they get their fair share of satire as well. A very good book. I'll be reading some more of his travel books.

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Missive #134 Published 1 October 2023

Continuing The Anti-Federalist Papers.
Agrippa IV by James Winthrop To the People

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Missive #133 Published 29 September 2023

Nasruddin had gone into the forest to chop wood. At day’s end, he bundled up the wood but, instead of putting the bundle on the donkey, he put the bundle on his own head. He then clambered up on the donkey and rode into town.

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Missive #132 Published 26 September 2023

Most of these essays are from the 1980's and early '90s. I liked them a lot as you can tell be the number of quotes I have selected. Recommended, except for Book V.

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Missive #131 Published 24 September 2023

Continuing The Federalist Papers.
Federalist No. 4 The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence For the Independent Journal. Author: John Jay To the People of the State of New York:

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Missive #130 Published 22 September 2023

1. Nasruddin Gallops Through the Market The town square was crowded for market day. Then, all of a sudden, Nasruddin came galloping through the square on his donkey. It looked like he was about to fall off...

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Missive #129 Published 19 September 2023

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved.

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Missive #128 Published 17 September 2023

Continuing The Anti-Federalist Papers.
Agrippa III by James Winthrop To the People

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A Will Rogers weekly article usually appeared in print within a month after it was written. Thus, the articles from 18 August through 15 September, 1935 were published after Rogers’ death on 15 August 1935. This final weekly article was found in the wrecked aircraft and was in progress at the time of the accident, it was not released until several years after it was written.

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Missive #125 Published 15 September 2023

Ten years ago, the twentieth century and the Bronze Age were tossed together by a mysterious Event. In the decade since, the Republic of Nantucket has worked hard to create a new future for itself, using the technological know-how retained from modern times to explore and improve conditions for the inhabitants of the past. Some of these peoples have become allies. Some have turned instead to the renegade Coast Guard officer William Walker. And for ten years, the two sides have tested each other, feinting and parrying, to decide who will be the ones to lead this brave new world into the future. The final battle lines have now been drawn. And only one side can emerge the victor."

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