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Posts tagged "Roald Dahl"

Blessings and Curses in the Weary World of Willy Wonka

A particularly tasty contribution from Matthew Linder, a blogger over at The Retuned: I knew very well that only the night before this preacher had shown neither Forgiveness nor Mercy in flogging some small boy who had broken the rules. ― Roald Dahl, Boy: Tales of Childhood When they [the children] leave here, they’ll be completely restored to […]

Christmas with Kerouac: The Nazareth Principle

Some Monday morning surfing suggestions: 1. Head over to for a stirring report from my father on Jack Kerouac’s humble origins. [PZ has become a semi-regular contributor over there]. The first paragraph reads as follows: Our son Simeon says that faith is summed up in something he calls the “Nazareth principle”. This refers to […]