We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Our Recent Essays Behind the Front Page
Wednesday, March 13. 2019
Blowing out birthday candles increases bacteria on cake — by a lot
Party poopers. Who cares?
It must be boring to be a fetus - no iPads
Plane turns around after mom realizes she left baby at airport
She probably took a xanax for the flight
Vanderleun considers Parents Magazine
Michael Jackson’s evil was totally obvious at the time
His celebrity and talents were good protection
His status was good protection
TV celebrities, coaches charged in college bribery scheme: The full list
Elite college degree is for legitimization
Sort-of...but life performance trumps degrees
A Professor Spoke the Truth, He Still Pays the Price
Victim of the mob, but he anticipated it. Same as Bret Weinstein. More academics need courage.
School Choice for All? A proposal to offer federal tax credits for contributions to public and private schools could gain traction.
Florida Gov Ron DeSantis has led a burst of pro-market, limited-government reforms that are making Florida even greater.
Democrats Urge U.S. Asylum for Venezuela’s Population
Fox Butterfield Returns To The New York Times With The February Jobs Report
And yes, the US now has full employment. Jobs are everywhere.
Google Manager Told Whistleblower: 'We Need to Stop' Fake News Because 'That's How Trump Won'
Lisa Page said FBI discussed charging Hillary Clinton with 'gross negligence' in 2016, and DOJ told them no
Clintons always skate
Hungary's PM: 'Hungary Has Christian Roots ... There Is No Place For Multiculturalism'
Viral photos of Paris today
Before Ilhan Omar, Barack Obama Mainstreamed Anti-Semitism In The Democratic Party
Tuesday, March 12. 2019
Toon h/t Flopping
Dylan and Rod Stewart: Forever Young
Why non-conformists always end up looking alike. Go ahead, try and be different.
High School shooting teams
My secondary school had riflery and shotgun sports. Also, a hunting club
British Crackdown on Knives Progresses
NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Announces´Meatless Mondays´ In Public Schools To ´Save The Earth´
Feed them more carbs
Facebook bans Zero Hedge
ZH is a fine site. But commenters there are often crude, racist, anti-semitic, misogynist, etc.
Vietnam War History: Orthodox Versus Revisionist
Kling: The poverty trap
Democratic Socialism In AOC’s Own Words: We Don’t Want To Take Over EVERY Form Of Production – We Just Want To Tell Every Workplace How To Operate
It's a good line, and true, but better just to term it "freedom"
I was assaulted at Berkeley because I'm conservative. Free speech is under attack. The punch I took on campus was not an isolated incident. Leftists are targeting conservative students across the country for their political beliefs.
The fear in Nancy Pelosi’s eyes is what I’ll always remember about the Ilhan Omar Affair. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t turn away from a fight, but turned away from a fight with Omar. That tells you how serious the situation is.
Ilhan Omar and the Axis of Antisemitism
The Democrats and Anti-Semitism - An inflection point in American political history.
Another piece from the plot to Get Trump puzzle snaps in, with new dark money revelation
Why do Republicans still back Trump? The answer is simple: Attitude and gratitude
Finland: Government Collapses Over Universal Health Care Costs
“No End In Sight”: Looting, Starvation On Fourth Day Of Venezuelan Blackout
At least they have gone Zero Carbon
NATO Member Turkey Announces Joint Military Operation With Iranian Regime Against Kurdish Fighters
Monday, March 11. 2019
Americans are consuming more and more stuff. Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastics, they’re ending up in the trash.
They have enuf of their own
China's Cultural Revolution had "Struggle Sessions." What about the US?
New Conservative Hire at CNN Demoted from Editor to Pundit After Pressure from Liberals
Sarsour explaining how she, CAIR and other Mu$lim organizations took control of the House, protected Omar, and demanded Pelosi rewrite the censure to include all forms of hate.
No Application Necessary - In Britain, “positive discrimination” keeps a qualified candidate off the police force.
"If even a successful businessman and entrepreneur like Governor Hickenlooper can't openly support capitalism in the Democratic primary, it's clear this is Senator Sanders' party now."
Why Brooklyn’s trendy brand of ‘socialism’ is ultimately doomed
For once, I find this piece by Kevin Williamson incomprehensible
Ocasio-Cortez: In US ‘If You Don’t Have A Job You Are Left To Die’:
800-Year-Old French Basilica of St. Denis Heavily Vandalized in No-Go Suburbs — 19th Century Stained Glass Windows Destroyed
They need to be taught to COEXIST
The United States spends around $700 billion a year on its military but following a series of wargames over the past couple of years, “blue” forces continue to lose and lose big to simulated war with great powers like Russia and China.
Swedish social democracy, so often viewed by American and West Europeans with envy as a model society, is in deep trouble.
Sunday, March 10. 2019
I have had two or three expert birder companions in my life who had musical talent. You could take them for a hike without binocs or anything, and they would point and identify everything they heard.
Sad to say, I lack a musical brain, and my memory for bird songs and bird calls is weak and requires constant refreshment. It's funny, but some things stick to my brain like Crazy Glue and some sorts of things do not.
If birding is one of your hobbies (birding/hiking), you know that you hear far more than you can see. It's fun to see, because you get the idea of a species' habits. But if identification matters to you, sound is easier than straining your neck to find a Vireo in the top of an oak tree.
I've considered birding without ever looking at anything. Sitting on a log, say, during Spring migration and just listening for an hour or two. I know that I would be exasperated.
Can you readily tell a Rose Breasted Grosbeak from a Robin or an Oriole? And those are easy.
In fact, "tea-loving" fails to capture it. They believe that if they miss Tea Time, they might die.
4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,
4:2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished.
4:3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread."
4:4 Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone.'"
4:5 Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
4:6 And the devil said to him, "To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please.
4:7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours."
4:8 Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'"
4:9 Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,
4:10 for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,'
4:11 and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'"
4:12 Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"
4:13 When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.
Saturday, March 9. 2019
He or she has been skulking around my rose bushes this week. These guys are often early migrants. The rusty tail is a good field mark for this thrushy-looking thrush.
In the Northeast, we have two non-migratory thrushes which are not thrushy-looking: The Robin and the Eastern Bluebird.
Fairy Tales Could Be Older Than You Ever Imagined. Jack may have been climbing that beanstalk for more than 5,000 years
No surprise there
Do You Have Bad Gym Etiquette?
History: The death march to Volary
Rolls-Royce Experiencing "Blowout" Demand For Its $325,000 SUV
Perfect for those Maine logging roads
US Users Are Leaving Facebook by the Millions
Do Blame Me, I’m From Massachusetts
Adults won’t take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike
Yes, human shields
There’s A Whiff Of China’s Cultural Revolution In The Air
British PM Theresa May Holds Summit to Address UK Knife Crime Epidemic - UK police chief Sara Thornton: Knife crime now a “national emergency.”
Give them their guns back and solve the knife crisis
Feds Pay Millions for Lobster Tail, Booze, Toys in End of Year Spending Binge
Your tax dollars at work
Grand Jury Returns 16 Felony Counts Against Jussie Smollett
Special Prosecutor John Huber Has a Message For Americans: Bill Barr and I Will Hold Offenders Accountable and Advance the Rule of Law
What has Huber been doing for 9 months?
Judicial Watch Uncovers DOJ Records Showing Numerous Bruce Ohr Communications with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele
A cabal to destroy Trump
The Stark Choice Facing Jewish Democrats
Trump Blasts Dems: 'They've Become An Anti-Jewish Party'
US Military Asked to House 5,000 Child Migrants: Pentagon
No Need for Thanks - America rescued Ilhan Omar and her family, but to hear her tell it, we are the ones who should be grateful.
Winning the Hearts and Minds of Middle America: Cory Booker Tells Meat Eaters Their Days Are Numbered
Fred Barnes: None of this is normal
Nadler's Letters are Proof of the Blood Sport in American Politics
Democrats Vote To Give Illegal Immigrants The Right To Vote
That's what it's all about
Will Socialism Die In Darkness? Massive Country-Wide Blackout Hits Venezuela
Venezuela goes Green!
Friday, March 8. 2019
Take That, AP Style! Court of Law Rules The Oxford Comma Necessary
World's biggest bee found alive
The 'WIMP Miracle' Hope For Dark Matter Is Dead
Ohio State Hosts Deviant 'Sex Week'
How Diversity Hijacked History 101 and All the Humanities
THE POST-CHILD DEMOCRATS - Kill 100,000 babies a year and maybe global temperatures will drop.
What Taxing the Rich Did to Warren and Ocasio Cortez's States
Statewide Rent-Control Laws Cannot Escape the Law of Supply and Demand
Whole Foods Adopts $15 Minimum Wage, Then Starts Slashing Workers' Hours 'Significantly'
Higher ed labor union AAUP slams Trump’s free speech executive order
Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Grants More Protections for Asylum Seekers
Ilhan Omar Knows Exactly What She Is Doing
Yes she does
Top Democrat Tells Holocaust Survivors To Check Their Privilege. According to Rep. James Clyburn's logic, it's OK to hate Jews if you rank higher than them on the pyramid of victimhood.
Joe Lieberman: Ilhan Omar's Comments About Israel A "Moral Test" For Democratic Party
Ocasio-Cortez Fundraises On Anti-Semitism Scandal, Says Pro-Israel Group Coming After Her, Omar, Tlaib
Obama Judge: “Including Citizenship Question On The Census Is Fundamentally Counterproductive To The Goal Of Obtaining Accurate Citizenship Data”
Trump Judge Confirmed Despite Dems Weaponizing SPLC 'Hate Group' Smears Against Her
The Anatomy of a Self-Annihilating Political Party
Conrad Black: The Cohen Fiasco
Why Trump Will Win in 2020 - Americans have seen real improvements in their lives during his presidency.
China update: Plus and Minus
Iranian hackers have attacked more than 200 companies in past 2 years, Microsoft finds - Massive campaign stole corporate secrets, deleted data, caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages
International hacking is just part of life now
Thursday, March 7. 2019
Robert Conquest's three laws of politics (reminded by AVI regarding the Girl Scouts):
1) Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
I didn't know that Volvo is now owned by China
"Retiring early isn’t just about saving up enough money... It’s also a huge emotional and ideological transition."
Bury those bespoke suits in the closet: Goldman Sachs is going casual
Will the VA Pay for Your Funeral? The Answer May Surprise You
80-Year-Old Cleveland Deli Owner Opens Fire At Two Men Who Tried To Rob Him
Why Campus Prejudice Favors Women
Girl Scouts Gives Highest Award To Girl Who Organized A Pro-Abortion Campaign
JACK PHILLIPS WINS AGAIN
Deforming Development - Rent control won’t solve Portland’s housing “emergency.”
Canada Shows Us The Endgame Of Transgender Extremism
Over 100 House Dems Support Banning Private Health Insurance Plans
Conservatism and the People - From Burke to Buckley to Trump, the Right has always had a populist current.
SUPPLY-SIDE RACISM IN ACTION
THE MYTH OF SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS, FRONTRUNNER
Kinzinger To CNN: You’d Better Believe There’s An Emergency On The Southern Border
Feds Reveal Massive Operation That Saw Illegals Getting Fake Documents
Record arrests of Illegal-immigrant families on border bolster Trump's emergency claim
Pelosi Bows to Radicals – House Dems Delay Vote Condemning Anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar
The Left Is Making Jews Choose: Our Progressive Values Or Ourselves
The Anti-Semitism Monster Democrats Can No Longer Control
McCarthy: It's not about collusion; it's about obstruction ... and impeachment
Trudeau Arrives At Climate Rally, Protests Erupt, Things Get Crazy
Merkel’s Successor Under Fire for Mocking Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
A French Officer Speaks the Truth about the War in Syria
Wednesday, March 6. 2019
College group recommends avoiding ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ — suggests ‘Mx.’ instead
Facing Historic Lawsuits, Purdue Pharma Considers Bankruptcy
Why Social Justice Is Killing Synagogues and Churches - Data suggests that the more a religious movement is concerned with progressive causes, the more likely it is to rapidly lose members
Nobody goes to church to be preached about politics
UC-Berkeley says it will take "very specific actions" to support free speech on campus. The statement comes after President Donald Trump said he plans to sign an executive order tying federal funds to free speech.
Lurid new details in $60 million sex harassment lawsuit against Columbia University
I Thought I Could Be A Christian And Constitutionalist At Yale Law School. I Was Wrong
ISIS Bride Who Wants To Return To U.S. Is Asked About Her Tweet Urging People To Slaughter Americans "...it was an ideology that really was just a phase."
NY Times Blames Border Patrol For Illegals Showing Up With All Sorts Of Medical Problems
Scott Adams Talking to Dr. Shiva About Climate Change:
Why Would ANY Conservative, Republican or Business Owner EVER Move to Communist New York State?
Ocasio-Cortez’s Mom Moves to Florida – Raves About Low Taxes — Bashes Communist New York State’s Outrageous Tax Burden
Ocasio-Cortez Regrets Costing NYC 25,000 Amazon Jobs As CoS Backpedals
Jersey gov’s deadly demand for new taxes
Via The Atlantic:
Whether you call it impeachment or pre-impeachment, the Trump accountability era is here
VDH: THE CASE FOR TRUMP
Will John Bolton Bring on Armageddon—Or Stave It Off?
China Update: The "Reasonably Enlightened Autocrats" At Work
Tuesday, March 5. 2019
Most cultures in the world have some form of fried dough treat.
In the US, you have to know where to go to get a fresh deep-fat-fried donut with a hard crust. I am no fan of Dunkin Donuts' donuts because they seem like cake donuts to me. No crunch, no grease, no good. OK for a quick sugar fix.
I can't figure out whether any Dunkin Donuts are fat-fried or not. There was a time when they were made on premises by Fred, but no longer. They are made off-site and delivered early. And yes, their bagels are frozen. I've seen them delivered at 4:30 AM. Toasted, tho, they aren't terrible bagels.
I go for their bad coffee.
The cool food court under the Plaza Hotel has a kiosk that fries mini-donuts to order. The real deal. Great. A place in Wellfleet used to do it, but it's gone now.
Did you miss National Grammar Day yesterday?
Alex Honnold of Oscar Winner “Free Solo” Takes Climbing to New Heights. The author of “The Impossible Climb,” Mark Synnott, talks about his book
Alien species are 'primary cause' for global extinctions, study finds
Where Millennials Really Go for Jobs. Contrary to media hype, tech firms and young workers aren’t flocking to “superstar” cities.
Drugs push the US down in global health rankings: America plummets to 35 out of 50 as overdoses and poor diet slash life expectancy
Two Caravans A Week: 70,000 Detained Along The Southern Border In February
Mandating Freedom with a New Title IX - An executive order on campus freedom would put advocates of free expression in a bind.
'Hawaiian Day' party flooded by cultural controversy wave
I called for diversity of thought. My peers compared me to a neo-Nazi.
I tried to debate a campus socialist. He told me to ‘F*** off.’
Google decides it is underpaying its men
The Army Is No Place For Men
Hate Speech is The New Pornography
New York Times backs up Trump's migrant claim after WaPo ridiculed it : ‘Yes, there was duct tape’
Kamala Harris Enthusiastically Endorses Rent Control. The senator's own San Francisco is a case study in the policy's poor consequences.
AOC’s chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by diverting campaign cash to his own companies
Bernie Can’t Name Any Legislation He’s Passed To Help People
Vanderleun's radical political past
MEDIA SILENCE CONTINUES: Clinton Foundation Connected AGT Forwarded Top Secret US Intel to RUSSIA – Made Bribes to Seal Deals – FBI/DOJ Covered It Up
Victor Davis Hanson: Donald Trump the paradox - Trump’s election caused a self-created contradiction
White House Decries Investigations: Democrats Not After the Truth, They Are After the President
Dems unleash sprawling probe of Trump family, administration
Monday, March 4. 2019
Last week it took 4 guys with trucks, saws, ropes, and a cherry picker to take down my giant dying Beech tree in 4 days. Not to mention a lot of $.
Last night, a damp heavy snowstorm took down a White Pine in an instant, around 4 AM. The quick way to down a tree. The boom woke me up. The main trunk missed my shed by 3' and missed my car by less than a foot, and somehow missed my flag. I uttered a Thanks to the Snow Goddess. It did knock down my fence, though.
White Pine is a fast-growing, brittle tree. It's best kept far from things that matter. Terrible landscape trees. This was about an 18" diameter main trunk, which snapped around 10' above the ground. Photo is (was) the top of the tree.
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Nother beautiful snow day here in Yankeeland. Had to hike to the gym in the dark this morning. Peaceful.
Spain logs hundreds of shipwrecks that tell story of maritime past - Weather rather than pirates caused majority of sinkings, says culture ministry team
The War on Religion
They want your faith in the State, not God
And for an example, DEMS WILL FIGHT ANY ALTERNATIVE TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Record Number Of Robots Replaced Humans In 2018
The Total Futility Of Trying To Save The Planet By Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Co-Founder of Greenpeace RIPS Ocasio-Cortez: “Pompous Little Twit… You Would Bring About Mass Death”
Lies, Damned Lies, and STEM Statistics
Trump says he'll issue order protecting campus free speech
Washington Post publishes editor’s note on Covington controversy coverage
Koch Brothers Announce Plans to Intervene in GOP Primaries in Support of RINO, Open Border, “Free Trade” Republicans
UH OH: Wife Of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Can’t Account For $850 MILLION Given To City Mental Health Program
New York City Experienced Worst Decline in Restaurant Jobs since 9/11 After $15 Minimum Wage Win
Rate Of Hispanic Poverty In America Fell To Record Low 18.3%, Overall Poor Americans Declined
Andrew Cuomo’s Case for 2020—No, Really
In New York, his nickname is Andrew Evil Eyes Cuomo
CNN’s Vinograd: Trump’s CPAC Speech Had Moment That Sounded Like Hitler, He Said Things That Sounded Like ‘Putin Scripted’ Speech
Here’s Why Trump’s Greatest Talent Terrifies Dems and Baffles Republicans
"Our Drivers Have Been Attacked": UPS Halts Deliveries To Swedish "No Go Zone"
ISIS Jihadi Returned To Sweden To Treat War Wounds Before Returning To The Front Lines…
Vietnam Wants Western Politicians, Not Western Politics. As Hanoi welcomes Trump, it shuts down a key reformist think tank.
Sunday, March 3. 2019
This is an annual reposting:
Just a couple of weeks left to get your new Wood Duck houses up, and, if you want to place your boxes in water, it's easier to do if you can walk on the ice and punch a hole to hammer a post into the shallows. That is, if you have any sturdy ice on your pond or marsh.
The males arrive to their breeding grounds in March, and hunt for nesting boxes and holes and crevices in trees before the gals arrive later in April.
If you have a stream or fresh water pond or marsh nearby, they will welcome your effort. Remember, there is no limit to the number of boxes you can place in or near a marsh - these birds are not territorial. I try to add one each year.
I place them on dead trees in the shallows of the beaver marsh, and nail a 3' aluminum flashing on the tree to deter coons and Blacksnakes. Some I put on a post in about 3-6' of water with a strong cement base. I always add a few inches of wood shavings on the bottom.
You can also put them in trees near ponds and marshes,
Our piece on Wood Duck here. I won't shoot a Wood Duck unless by mistake. They are highly edible, but too small. My joy is just to see them around, and my worry is just how many Snapping Turtles and egrets eat the young ones.
The best wood duck houses: http://www.bestnest.com/bestnest/duck_houses.asp (fixed). I had planned to build a few more this winter, but I never got to it.
Here's the Ducks Unlimited site on building and situating Wood Duck houses.
Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)
9:28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
9:29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.
9:30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him.
9:31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
9:32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.
9:33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah" -- not knowing what he said.
9:34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud.
9:35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!"
9:36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.
9:37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.
9:38 Just then a man from the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child.
9:39 Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him.
9:40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."
9:41 Jesus answered, "You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.
9:42 While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
9:43a And all were astounded at the greatness of God.
Saturday, March 2. 2019
Snow Day! Winter wonderland. Gym uncrowded early this morning, car slippin' and slidin' a bit because no plowing that early. Fun. Got my third weights day done without having to wait for anything. Yes, all the regular morning gals were there.
Overdosing on Regulation: How Government Caused the Opioid Epidemic
Cuomo Hasn’t Given Up On Bringing Amazon To NYC
Williamson: Three Cheers for the Labor Market
VIDEO: ACTIVISTS TAKE OVER COLORADO EDUCATION - A new bill seeks to hand over children's education to radical leftists.
The Climate Scare: Ever More Shrill, Ever Less Serious
California snow pack at record level
But Climate Change! Largest California County Bans Mega Solar Farms - "On more than 1 million acres of private land"
So much for habitat protection
Too little, too late: Washington Post admits it screwed up big in the Covington Catholic story
Commentary: Where Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Get Her Sweet Potatoes?
Michelle Malkin's fiery CPAC speech
A good Scott Adams podcast: LoserThink in the News, From Warmbier to Black Friends, to TDS, to Climate Change
Lefty Greenwald feels sorry for MSNBC viewers
At Quillette, The Rise of the Ungovernables:
Americans Prefer Building A Wall Over The Green New Disaster Deal
Friday, March 1. 2019
“Why you fool, it’s the educated reader who can be gulled. All our difficulty comes with the others. When did you meet a workman who believes the papers? He takes it for granted that they’re propaganda and skips the leading articles. He buys his paper for the football results and the little paragraphs about girls falling out of windows and corpses found in Mayfair flats. He is our problem. We don’t have to recondition him. But the educated public, the people who read the highbrow weeklies, don’t need reconditioning. They’re all right already. They’ll believe anything.”
– fictional character Miss Hardcastle, from That Hideous Strength by CS Lewis (h/t AVI)