(Roughly) Daily

Doing unto others…

source: Foundations Magazine

George Washington was only 16 when he finished copying out by hand all 110 “Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation,” a translation of a set of French Jesuit “injunctions to gentlemen” that dated from the late 16th century.  Their dated diction (and the odd passe circumstance) notwithstanding, the Rules are an instructive read in these times of aggression and screed.

As we wax wistful, we might share a courteous smile with the nearest gin-soaked bar room queen– it was on this date in 1969 that the Rolling Stones released “Honky Tonk Women” in the U.S.  (the very same day, as it happens, that David Bowie released “Space Oddity”).

B-side: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

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