Vilnius Lithuania

The Old Town of Vilnius is one of the largest and best preserved historic districts in Europe. It has a magnificent collection of gothic, Renaissance, and baroque architecture.In 1996, the Government of Lithuania granted the museum the status of the National Museum of Lithuania in view of the fact that it held the most important …

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Isaiah Berlin: Marx & Socialism

Marx wrote that Socialism does not appeal, it demands.  While it speaks of rights, it also, assumes a new life form, liberated from constraints of the previous historical social structures and the old social order that it has destroyed.  Instead, moral, political & economic conceptions have altered the very social conditions from which they sprang, …

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Mrs Truett Cathy has reposed, age 92

The founding family of Chick-Fil-A, the nation’s favorite fast food place, got some sad news last week. The wife of founder Truett Cathy passed away at the ripe old age of 92 and the family asks for prayers to help them through the loss.Jeanette Cathy passed away on July 22 surrounded by her family, the …

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Cousin Hatty is Happy doing Right

How glad it makes me feel at night,When sitting on my mother's knee,To hear her whisper "You've done right,My dear child, I am so pleased to see.”But if I've been cross and disobeyed,Or if I have had my selfish way With the other children whom I did play Then I really feel most ashamed and …

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Nimrud gone up in smoke

Nimrud is the Arabic name for the ancient Assyrian city originally known as Kalhu, located 20 miles south of Mosul, and lies on the Nineveh plains in northern Mesopotamia. --------------------------------------------------------- And now poof! And its gone. Amazing how we can just decimate a place now; it used to take real work.You can see some pictures …

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Marx: Identifying the Struggle

 This part of the book details Marx's delineation of the Struggle.  He saw it as an ongoing, rational war between the compliant and self satisfied bourgeois and the underclass that gave their work away for pennies.  Berlin skips around a lot, and so it is possible that this section will be updated and revised as …

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Saturday July 25/Dormition of Saint Anna

Today July 24/12 we celebrate the dormition of Saint Anna (Anne, Ann, Anita, Nancy). Saint Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe of Levi and so her lineage was traced to Moses's brother Aaron. According to Tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before …

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Cousin Hatty reminds us not to be selfish

When I play with little childrenI must very gentle be;I must always do to othersAs I'd have them do to me.I must like to give and lend them,Even if they want my prettiest toy;For more than my delight and pleasureI must love to see my playmate's joy.Children who are kind and lovingGod above is pleased …

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