Tag: Gone with the Wind

Moving Pieces

“That’s chess!” snapped Ron. “You’ve got to make some sacrifices!” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone I have vague childhood memories of watching a movie with my parents where the Greek gods manipulated the lives of people below like chess pieces. My memories may be faulty. I suppose I could take the time …

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Stop the World, I Want to Get Off

“In the end what will happen will be what has happened whenever a civilization breaks up. The people who have brains and courage come through and the ones who haven’t are winnowed out.” Ashley Wilkes, in Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell I told some friends yesterday that, while the thought of living off …

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