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  1. lairdminor
    lairdminor April 4, 2018 10:24 am

    About that Western Civ course: Wow! I’ve read all or parts of about 1/3 of that list. Clearly I have a lot of work left to do!

    Loved the seagull story, too.

  2. Comrade X
    Comrade X April 4, 2018 10:36 am

    I’m a fan of the great old hotels like the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. I’ve stayed at the Empress many times. I try to stay in the old part of the hotel where the rooms are not as up dated where it sounds this gentlemen was staying. One other note, near or where his shoe and towel wrap seagull fell there is also outdoor seating on a veranda lounge, that could have also contributed to his event. Hilarious story.

    Too bad The Empress today has pretty much become a tourist trap overloaded with sight seer’s and there is one thing I will never forgive them for, eliminating; The Kipling Bengal Lounge, one of my most favorite bars, but in BC today, being politically correct has it price methinks.

  3. kentmcmanigal
    kentmcmanigal April 4, 2018 2:38 pm

    Western civilization is still doomed if they think teaching “authority” is a positive thing. LOL. That’s a bit of rat poison in the mix that could spoil the whole thing.

  4. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson April 4, 2018 5:49 pm

    Thanks for the story about the Empress Hotel. I read it and laughed until I cried. Then I read it to my wife and made her cry too. Sometimes you just need a good cry.

    I originally went to college for a journalism degree to get a job as a journalist and…do journalism. I learned that journalists may be able to write a story, but they don’t know much else. Proverbial empty vessels, filled with the latest crap somebody fed them. So I quit college, went to work, and five years later went back to college for English and History. It was the best money I ever spent because that education gave me something I desperately needed: perspective.

    Then I went out and got a job that had nothing to do with my degree, but I use my education every day on the job and off.

    Cardinal Newman, in his “Idea of the University” said you first need to make good men, they will make themselves good doctors, lawyers, and businessmen.

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