Jacke digs into his origins in rural Wisconsin and offers some thoughts on race, literature, and the recent election. Also featured: René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ayn Rand, and Simone de Beauvoir.
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Peace on earth, good will to all…and a photo gallery of great writers caught in the act of laughing. Happy holidays!
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Okay, we already looked at numbers 10 through 6. Let’s take a look at the top five from our very popular Writers Laughing series. Away we go!
Number 5: Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving
Number 4: Samuel Beckett
Number 3: Flannery O’Connor
Number 2: George Orwell (this was close – he was overtaken on the final day!)
And the number 1 Writers Laughing are…
Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir!
Congratulations, winners! Now everyone, let’s all try to make laughter part of our day today. Come on! We can do it!
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Love this. What are they laughing about? We don’t know. But there’s also this: Continue reading
“If you live long enough, you’ll see that every victory turns into a defeat.”
–Simone de Beauvoir