Saturday, May 15, 2021


There are a number of them but the ones that changed my world a little bit were: Donald Kingsbury and the Moon Goddess and the Son and the other was by Leon Uris who I read at a tender age because it was on my parent's shelves outside the door to my room back when I was 9. Exodus. I've read others since then but perhaps the most complete was the 12 volume history of England. It featured Charles Oman and was my introduction to a lifetime of reading history. It was while reading there that I found the introductin to future history.

Perhaps the greatest loss that will never be recovered will be the art of reading history and learning from it as we are meant to do. Nobody at all reads the dark history of earlier ages. The ones that imagine they are reading such a thing read the political tracts of an age of true foolishness. Any of the old savants could tell them that you cannot properly see history until you've read about the fall of Rome and Greece. Nevermind the made up histories of places like Africa. What the pharoahs wrote was eternal but nobody south of the Lower Nile ever developed writing or meaningful history.

It's a scammist who tries to educate you differently.


Stretch said...

Was at main DC library helping Mom with genealogy (and to escort her to/from parking). There was a large poster of blacks in hang-gliders overseeing the building of the Pyramids of Giza. Yeah. I looked at the librarian who had helped Mom, tilted my head in the direction of the poster and arched an eyebrow. She rolled her eyes, and said "I'm 6 months from retirement. I'm not saying a thing." This was back in the mid to late '70s.

HMS Defiant said...

I was savaged by the leapard for trying to give my daughter the first book. It is a lesson in many parts for young ladies. The original satan didn't see it that way. Because it instructed the very young it had to be puerile.

HMS Defiant said...

the music here segued to Argentina. I chose freedom, everything new. Don't cry for me.... Takes me right back to my place in solana beach long ago.

HMS Defiant said...

What the author was trying to say,
I sent my little girl the book by Donald Kingsbury, I found the story quite readable but, like Michener, he was telling a very excellent story within the story, and that was what I wanted her to read. Her mom is the alfa Karen.

capt fast said...

have begun peter hopkirk's "the great game" this should be mandatory reading for all the folks who are confused over at state. what in hell are we doing in central asia???