J. Paul Lanier's Blog – September 2010 Archive (4)

Recovery Cat 9.25.2010

The Greeks learned to catch them, with lines, nets, the harpoon, trident, lamparo, and madrague. The word madrague means literally 'enclosure for catching tuna' and is from the Arabic 'al mazraba.' Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat.… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Recovery Cat 9.18.2010

The great mass of people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 10 (1925).

We are not downhearted. The only trouble is we cannot understand what is happening to our neighbors. Joseph Chamberlain.

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 18, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Recovery Cat 9.11.2010

Genuine, as opposed to merely superficial, theatrical or pretend individuality actually only begins with recovery from alcoholism. For there is much more to being an individual than merely claiming to be one. Floyd P. Garrett, M.D. "Your First AA Meeting: An Unofficial Guide for the Perplexed."

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 11, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Recovery Cat 9.4.2010

Djoser’s step pyramid is astounding in its departure from previous architecture. It sets several important precedents, perhaps the most important of which is its status as the first monumental structure made of stone. The social implications of such a large and carefully sculpted stone structure are staggering. Wikipedia, "Pyramid of Djoser."

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 4, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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