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" Live out of your imagination

not your history "

Stephen R. Covey

Bibliomania

July 4th, 2008

At last a quote that justifies my book buying habit:

Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired (by passionate devotion to them) produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can peradventure read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity … we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access, reassurance.

Alfred Edward Newton (1863 – 1940)

Staying Alive

July 4th, 2008

The biggest, and most tragic story of the opening of this century is undoubtedly 9/11 and the events which ensued, which now include over a million dead in Iraq. Without getting involved in conspiracy theories, anyone with any objectivity senses that there was something deeply suspicious going on before and after the tragedy occurred. Just one fact – that the only planes allowed to fly in the days following were carrying members of the Bin Laden family out of US territory – is so mind-bogglingly odd that that’s enough to suggest that ‘there was something rotten in the state’ for me.

Our local MP in Lewes, Norman Baker, recently published a book detailing his reasons why he believes that the weapons inspector David Kelly was assassinated. We listened to a talk by Norman Baker in Lewes, and I was impressed by the careful and sober nature of his assessment. As he piled reason on reason, his case looked more and more convincing.

It’s good to see that a senator has moved to impeach George Bush. And now the Bee Gees, or at least their most famous song, is giving voice to a movement in America to finally find out the truth about what happened in the opening year of our century: