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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Quote of the Day (Thomas Mann, on Why Speech is ‘Civilization Itself’)
“Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the
most contradictory word, preserves contact — it is silence which isolates.”—German
novelist and Nobel Literature laureate Thomas Mann (1875-1955), The Magic Mountain (1924)
I'm a librarian (no, NOT a "cybrarian" or "information scientist" or any of the other trendy terms the profession has come up with), as well as a freelance writer/researcher; my political leanings are contrarian, much to the dismay of friends on the left and right, and so I will give anyone looking for my vote exactly what they deserve -- the back of my hand