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Legends of Myself 101

July 6, 2015

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101.  1961, Burnaby:  Becoming a Family As I said, the time at the Sunset Auto Court was a time when we were learning to become a family.  If you had happened to ask me six months earlier, I would have probably said that a father and a boy was the perfect family unit, a perfection that […]

The Principles of Newspeak by George Orwell

March 16, 2013

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George Orwell appended the following essay to end of his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.  NEWSPEAK was the official language of Oceania and had been devised to meet the ideological needs of Ingsoc, or English Socialism. In the year 1984 there was not as yet anyone who used Newspeak as his sole means of communication, either in […]