Category Archives: Relationships

What Have We Become In The United States?

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
I have tried very hard in this blog not to be political. I have extremely strong views, but I have attempted to keep them out of this site. I no longer…

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I know I am not the only one to have realised that WordPress have ‘lost’ the reblog button. This has been going on for several days now, and at the time of writing, I have seen no sign of its … Continue reading

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Aristotle´s Nichomachean Ethics: “Three Types of Friendship” (Based on Utility, Pleasure and Goodness).-

Originally posted on ⚡️La Audacia de Aquiles⚡️:
♠Aristotle´s Nichomachean Ethics: “Three Types of Friendship” (Based on Utility, Pleasure and Goodness): _________________________________________________________________________________________________ In Book VIII of “The Nichomachean Ethics”, Aristotle makes reference to three kinds of friendship. 1) The first is…

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Poet for his time…

Noticing the twin flags on your car — flag of Confederacy, flag of Union; seeing that you’re heading into the same bar I’m going to; letting my hands brush my pockets — clipped-on knife, cell phone; checking for pepper gel … Continue reading

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“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”  – J.M. Barrie “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”  -Kahlil Gibran “Kindness is the language … Continue reading

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Tueur orage

“She’s sociopathic. She will have no moral compunction in doing whatever is in her interests. It’s a simple as that.”   – Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club    *   Tueur orage Yes! I must say it in French … Continue reading

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Once burned…

“Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care.”   –     Author unknown * Once burned You flash a grin My way I feel my spine Relax Slipping farther From caution I Slide under your spell Memory dishes … Continue reading

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“ Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”   –  Carl Jung     “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for … Continue reading

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memoir or fictionalized truth

“Men’s memoirs are about answers; women’s memoirs are about questions. Most male authors want to look good in their memoirs and have a place in posterity, while most women know that posterity is what happens when you no longer care. … Continue reading

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mon voisin aime me taquiner / my neighbour likes to tease me

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn.”   –  Jane Austen   “Listen, you only tease the ones you love.”   –  John Boehner   “I have an intense dislike … Continue reading

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