Ah, friend, let us be true To one another! For the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain, And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept…

Envy is Ignorance

There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better or worse, as his portion; that, though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his…


“Affranchi is a former French legal term denoting a freedman or emancipated slave. It is used in English to describe the class of freedmen in Saint-Domingue and other slave-holding French territories, who held legal rights intermediate between those of free whites and enslaved Africans. In Saint-Domingue, roughly half of the affranchis were gens de couleur…

I Love Collies!

Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish, 1860–1920), Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon [courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC]

Looking Forward?

In 1893 America suffered through a severe financial panic. Read about Venezuela and pray not to suffer the same fate –if you dare! VENEZUELA: HOW THE SOCIALIST PARADISE TURNED INTO A DEBT AND HYPERINFLATION HELL ***We may want to pray for the Venezuelan people as well.