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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


H. G. Wells – 27 October 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

H. G. Wells (Herbert George Wells, 1866–1946) was one of the best-known of modern British writers. He was a novelist, historian, scientific writer, sociologist, and one of the foremost literary figures of his time.

As a boy he was a brilliant student and won scholarships to the Royal College of Science and to London University. In 1893 he became a journalist, and two years later he wrote The Time Machine, his first scientific novel.

He also wrote The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Tono-Bungay, Mr. Britling Sees It Through, The History of Mr. Polly, Kipps, Love and Mr. Lewisham, Experiment in Autobiography, The Outline of History, A Modern Utopia, and The Shape of Things to Come.

The following is a quotation from A Modern Utopia:

“In all the round world of Utopia, there is no meat. There used to be, but now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses. We never settled the hygienic aspect of meat-eating at all. This other aspect decided us. I can still remember as a boy the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughterhouse.”

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