Troutbirder II

Troutbirder II
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Oops. Got the title wrong above...but there may be some similarities to what's
going on today.
On that score my wife Barb had a even simpler example in her explanation of the decline and fall….

She reminded me of her upbringing in a girls Catholic high school  Our Lady of Peace (a.k.a. Old Ladies Penitentiary).  In studying, Latin she and her classmates decided that “Latin is a dead language. As dead as it can be. First it killed the Romans. And now it’s killing me."
For my take on this subject click on Mark Twain for my review of Edward Gibbons The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.


  1. Ha! I guess I'll go over and read your review, after this clever political statement. :-)

  2. Have to agree with DJan's comment above! :-) By the way, I now see that we have at least two things in common ... 1. Teaching, and 2. Wives named Barb. Gotta smile about that. And probably 3. Total disgust with POTUS 45! :-) Have a great weekend Mr. T!

  3. You're doing well. Hard being a caregiver, isn't it?

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