Month: July, 2011

Wadded for the usual…

“…[W]e do not expect people to be deeply moved by what is not usual. That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well-wadded with stupidity.”

George Eliot, Middlemarch

cf.,¬†Amy Winehouse (–not to eclipse the other, greater tragedy of the weekend).



Shared at Meeting for Worship today:

There are two kinds of meekness, false and true. False meekness is generated by dwelling on one’s faults. True meekness is generated by dwelling on the tremendousness of God’s love.


Ostensibly affable older man…

… uses political cunning to consolidate power and convert a lavish democracy into a sinister, pro-military regime, only to bring said regime low by sinking crippling amounts of resources into two large military projects dogged by insurgencies.

Death Star


Epic science fiction story or history of the ’00s? You decide!