Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
In a way, the Cancel Culture Crowd is right: when you want your ideology, politics, interpretation of history, and influence to reign supreme, and you want perfect compliance, you’d better cancel others’, deconstructing them on the way.
This is not a new concept, however, as historians tell us. It’s been quite popular among totalitarian regimes.
The idea used to be known as establishing Year Zero (as the starting point of a new regime). So I suppose today’s followers should really be called “Year Zero Crowd” based on that politically-inspired “Year Zero” notion.
Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
Why the Stones Will Praise
I say to you, that, if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out!
Though comes a morning undefined,
pale of sun and dull of shine,
what soars and flows seems moth and mud,
broken wing and brackish flood,
in the day of rock and rime;
though comes a noon of restless mobs, Continue reading
Phyllis Beveridge Nissila and Greg Beveridge
UPDATE 2/26/21 Where the essay has an embedded “three dots to the left” (if your view does) of the text underneath “The Long Division” section, click on the dots for the full text which explains the analysis quoted. I was just alerted to this change not of my doing.
My brother Greg and I were discussing the recent landmark number of deaths in the United States due to COVID-19: 500,000.
Tragic, each one.
And add to that another several hundred-thousand people still grieving the loss of their loved ones and in need of our comfort, prayers, and support.
Not to mention WOWZA! ONE-HALF MILLION DEATHS is a frightening number! Continue reading
Fellow blogger Colin Markham, from the U.K., offers another tour of his neck of the global woods, this time not far from where he “toured us” a few days ago (Sandwich). Enjoy and be refreshed. Check out Colin’s other features here.-PBN
A visit to Rye
The ancient hill town of Rye in East Sussex (pop. 9,041) is a delightful place to visit. A little to the north of the town is a line of low hills, but the predominant feature of the landscape is its vast flatness, stretching east for many miles across the Romney Marsh, to the west towards Winchelsea, a hill village three miles away. There are similarities between Rye and Sandwich in Kent. Both towns are small, compact and full of interest and both are close to the sea, Rye on the estuary of the Rother, Sandwich a little farther inland on the Stour. Sandwich is at sea level, whereas Rye makes a statement from afar, a cluster of buildings grouped round the hilltop church, a welcome relief from the bleak windswept marsh, a place to aim for with the prospect of refreshment and homely warmth within its time-honoured walls. Continue reading