Monthly Archives: November 2016

Election 2016, A Poetic Summation: “After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes”

“O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, an’ foolish notion . . .” (Robert Burns) ****** THANKSGIVING(?), 2016 In 1862, Emily Dickinson wrote a … Continue reading

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“A face devoid of love or grace . . .”

I admit I’m quite often fascinated by the fact that poets from long ago did, so often, manage to describe what we see and pretend to ‘know’ today. Here’s a prime example: Emily Dickinson wrote, in the 1860’s, a 33 … Continue reading

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‘Oh Say — Can You See’?

“Now the face that I see in the mirror, More and more is a stranger to me; More and more I can see there’s a danger, Of becoming what I never thought I’d be – “ (Lyric by John Denver) … Continue reading

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2016: The Electoral Aftermath

And where is now my hope? As for my hope, who shall see it? They shall go down to the bars of the pit, When our rest together is in the dust. (Job 17:15-16) So. The 2016 election is over. … Continue reading

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The Ugly American(s), A Summary

In fall of 1958, the bestselling novel The Ugly American hit the shelves. I was a junior in H.S. at that point and while I never took the time to read the book, I did become familiar with the concept “Ugly … Continue reading

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