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  • In 1860, the economic value of slaves in the United States exceeded the invested value…



Unfriend screenshot and Dorthea Lange’s Children of Oklahoma drought refugee in migratory camp in California. November 1936.
Dorthea Lange’s Children of Oklahoma drought refugee in migratory camp in California. November 1936. The Public Domain source is available from the United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division
under the digital ID fsa.8b31646.

20 years after we saw a waxing gibbous moon over Bantry bay on the Bush/Gore election night I see a waning gibbous moon over the Irish sea and the U.S. election is in that indeterminate state like Schroedinger’s cat.

A Binghampton high school pupil was taking a history examination which contained a question on Nero. For the moment he could not remember who the gentleman was, so he wrote this:

“The less said about Nero the better.”

His paper was marked one hundred.


Exulansis n. The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it — whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness — which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land. (Dictionary of obscure sorrows)

One of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s last dissents was against the conservative majority’s ruling that forced Wisconsin voters to decide between their own health the their constitutional right to vote.

William Jennings Bryan — Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001697078/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57368360

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