The Opened Wound: PAST GHOSTS

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
Lyndon B. Johnson, December 13, 1963
36th president of US (1908 – 1973)

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The Madness of Relations: ROSS

Last Saturday, I got a surprise visit from my U____ R___ and my sister’s boyfriend, plus two of his friends. I felt rather odd, given that the relatives from the family rarely visits us, despite our family putting up the effort to do good. My role of being someone’s nephew was then transformed into that of a butler or slave-boy/provider of refreshments. Sigh. So, according to this family, I am nothing more than cannon-fodder. Great!

The Infinite Corridor: ECHOCHROME

I’ve only purchased the game last Saturday and I’m instantly hooked. Could it be the beautiful strings soundtrack? The inspirations of M.C. Escher? The simple black and white in every game as the main pallettes? Or maybe the mysterious Walker and his Echoes?

When the Claws Come Out: MISTAKES

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Al Franken, “Oh, the Things I Know”, 2002

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Evil Genius: A HISTORY OF FAILURES

On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament], ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

Charles Babbage (1791-1871)

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Agony Wagon: TOTAL REFORM

The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
Harlan Ellison
US science fiction author & screenwriter (1934 – )

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The Failings of Mankind: MASS DELUSIONS

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.
Edith Sitwell
English biographer, critic, novelist, & poet (1887 – 1964)

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