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The executive branch of the United States is the largest corporation in the world. It has the most awesome responsibilities of any corporation in the world, the largest budget of any corporation in the world, and the largest number of employees. Yet the entire senior management structure and team have to be formed in a period of seventy-five days. - H. R. Haldeman

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Eclecticity Light: What happens when you drop a cannonball into mercury.

"Sheriff with a Deadly Addiction"

In 1899, Frank sent out an invitation to a hanging, required by law of Arizona Territory sheriffs, which President William McKinley failed to see the humor in. It stated: “Latest improved methods in the art of scientific strangulation...Show More Summary

"Life with a Star"

If I could add a book to the "required reading" list in high schools, it would be Life with a Star by the Czech author Jiri Weil. Its main character is a Jew in Prague who is attempting to survive as repression by the Nazis steadily increases. Show More Summary

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The First Missouri Mounted Volunteers played an honorable part in the year of decision, and looking back, a private of Company C determined to write his regiment's history. He was John T. Hughes, an A.B. and a schoolmaster. Familiarity with the classics had taught him that great events are heralded by portents. Show More Summary

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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. - Teilhard de Chardin

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Bach the musician is an unfathomable genius; Bach the man is all too obviously flawed, disappointingly ordinary and in many ways still invisible to us. In fact we seem to know less about his private life than about that of any other major composer of the last 400 years. Show More Summary

Presidential Desks?: Not Quite.

This article from Town & Country on an expert's view of the neat versus messy desk habits of U.S. presidents not only comes across as biased, but also as ignorant. For example, anyone who spent ten minutes studying Nixon's management style knows that the photo used was clearly unusual. Show More Summary

Questions: Not Just for Monday

Are you: Initiating or reacting? Advancing or restoring? Taking action or pretending to act?

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Every year officials from the Cochise County, Arizona towns nearest the border get together with their Sonora, Mexico, counterparts for sport and pleasure. They call the event "A Celebration Nation to Nation." In the spirit of international amistad, politicians on both sides proclaim their mutual and eternal goodwill. Show More Summary

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I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work. - Pearl S. Buck

Essential Bach Mixes

At Cultural Offering, of course. Theory: If you listen to Bach on Sunday, you'll have a better week.

To Le Pen or Not to Le Pen

For those of us who enjoy the intricacies of French politics, there is streaming news regarding today's election at France 24.

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There have been two moments in my life when everything changed. Moments when things could have gone either way. Moments when I had to make a choice. - From Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book One) by Jodi Taylor

"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" File

Althouse makes a valid point about criticism of the new uniforms for employees of McDonald's. "Soul-crushing?" Please.

The French Vote

The Telegraph has a detailed article on tomorrow's elections in France. The French political scene is always fascinating. Expect the unexpected.

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