Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."



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Tom Strong

My response to this ridiculousness is to haul out my well-worn copy of Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics by RH Blythe. His concluding lines:

"...Let us say that Shakespeare had a religion, a religion which could ask and answer the question which Macduff asked, when his wife and children were all murdered at one fell swoop:

Did heaven look on,
And would not take their part?

What is the answer to the questions? It cannot be given in Yes, or No, becauseas the question is understood by most people, it has the same form as "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" But you may say, "You are only equivocating: answer the question, does Heaven care for us or not?" The answer is the plays of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, for when we are watching or reading the plays, and even for a sort time afterwards, before the glow has died away, we know the answer. But it is not Yes, and it is not No."

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The trouble with insisting Darwin's theory is proven, when it isn't...

All you need to disprove it is one contradictory piece of evidence....

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