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A vast early warning

“A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.” — David McCullough “History is a vast early warning system.” — Norman Cousins Living in the “historic triangle” of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown has only sharpened my already considerable interest in history.  I’ve never understood how anyone could find history boring.  Its …

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Linger in the beautiful

“Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.” — Okakura Kakuzō Exactly five years ago tomorrow, I published the …

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A vast early warning

“A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.” — David McCullough “History is a vast early warning system.” — Norman Cousins Living in the “historic triangle” of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown has only sharpened my already considerable interest in history.  I’ve never understood how anyone could find history boring.  Its …

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