I am very doubtful whether history shows us one example of a man who, having stepped outside traditional morality and attained power, has used that power benevolently. I am inclined to think that the Conditioners will hate the conditioned. Though regarding as an illusion the artificial conscience which they produce in us their subjects, they
This entry is part of 20 in the series RulesWhen a man does all he can, though it succeeds not well, blame him not that did it. G. Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for the Seventh Grades (1898) “When a man does all he can… .” Who
This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series RulesShow not yourself glad at the misfortune of another, though he were your enemy. G. Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for the Seventh Grades (1898) This is a hard one.
This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series RulesBe not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any. G. Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for the Seventh Grades (1898)
This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series RulesGo not thither where you know not whether you will be welcome or not. Give not advise without being asked; and when desired, do it briefly. G. Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for the Seventh Grades (1898).
This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series RulesAssociate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. G. Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for the Seventh Grades (1898)
What bulls*&^. From my phone company. How do we use information? Information is collected whenever you use our products and services. From this information, we can do things like enhance the network, address problems and manage your services. Here are details about two new programs, including privacy choices that you can make now and change
This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyThis is Kat’s final contribution to the Dinner Party Conversation. In response to Neal Stephenson (Kat), Theodore Roosevelt (Kat) says: Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right. Preach it Brother!
This should really surprise regular readers. We are having company!One of the things I like to do when company’s coming is to slightly modify the crappy old book selection in the guest room’s colorful library. (Many books were chosen because of the color of the cover or spine– who can resist a book with orange
It’s very quaint– provincial even. A sign with these two sentences really is in every single classroom. As a Mississippi State University student I will conduct myself with honor and integrity at all times. I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor will I accept the actions of those who do. In other news… Harvard
An ethogram is a catalogue or inventory of all behaviours or actions exhibited by an animal used in ethology. The behaviours in an ethogram are usually defined to be mutually exclusive and objective, avoiding subjectivity and functional inference as to their possible purpose. For example, a species may use a putative threat display, which in
Ping. Pong. Wastebasket #1. Wastebasket #2. Spent toilet paper roll. Discarded piece of paper. She prances past me with each new find and then jumps up on the bed, sometimes taunting Rocky along the way. I know full well what this means. It means I’ve been delinquent. She’s a dog. I’ve shirked my duty. On
If you tried to hold a series of potluck dinners where a majority brought nothing to the table, but felt entitled to eat their fill, it would probably work out badly. So says Glenn Reynolds (a.k.a., Instapundit) in today’s Washington Examine. In his article, Reynolds is commenting on Charles Sykes new book, A Nation Of
Missy had– continues to be having– a tough night, even though she had a good day. I think she misses Rocky. It’s amazing how quickly he picked up on my suggestion that he set a good example. But since it’s the weekend, and Daughter C has been home for some portion of it, we haven’t
Please excuse the state of the floor– it’s taken a beating these last few days. Each of the parquet tiles is 6″ square: elbow to paw tips = 1′; body length approx. = 2′. Daughter C advised me to break her of a bad habit or two, while I still can. Good advise! And so,
At Daughter C’s suggestion, I am perusing the World Wide Web seeking information on training a German Shepherd Dog – Labrador Retriever Dog mutt, otherwise known as a “Labrashepherd” or “Sheprador.” (OMG, r u kidding me?) The first three pages of search results contained a great number of Qs and As at dog forums, and
No. It is not snowing in Mississippi on December 29, 2011. This is a photo from February 10, 2011, when we had a BIG snow, by Mississippi standards. These are two Mississippi kids, looking for adventure getting their daily exercise. They asked if they could sled down our “hill” and of course we granted permission.
We have arrived in The Big Sovereign State of Texas. I was on the patio enjoying coffee and the sounds of a gentle rain when I heard something I’d not heard in a coon’s age: sirens. This, and a lively discussion with suek in the comments on a previous post, reminded me of a little
From Hot Air: Listen to this advertisement and you’ll reasonably assume that what’s for sale is something forlorn, lonely, cute and cuddly … a stray puppy, perhaps. “They’ve been mistreated and misunderstood for generations,” the ad begins. “Abusive owners have done severe damage and given these beautiful creatures a bad reputation.” That’s how it’s supposed
That last post on the scuffle in Cincinnati basketball reminded me of this. I’ve been waiting for just the right time to post that. “None of them guys on their team is like me. We got disrespected.” No doubt. We are all special, and deserve respect, don’t you know? Birch & green holly comes from