“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Thursday, February 03, 2011
God Bless the Finest Military On Earth
Milestones in Xena and Gabrielle's Childhood
GAB: First time crossing the street without holding mom's hand
XENA: First time extending the buffer zone around Amphipolis without holding mom's hand
GAB: First mastery of jump rope
XENA: First mastery of horse whip
GAB: First time playing "Doctor"
XENA: First time making a hole in a boy's neck with a hollow reed playing "Doctor"
GAB: First training bra
XENA: First training breastplate
GAB: First ear piercing
XENA: First ear piercing (it was a bully's ear, with Xena's dagger)