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Thought For the Day: Re-Reading Literary Classics Allows A Person To See More Of Themselves Than Before

“When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before”. – Clifton Fadiman, editor and critic (15 May 1904-1999)        

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Conveyor

In a sense more than innocence The written word is a conveyor Without any sort of pretense It’s a vivid sort of displayer Teaching use what we need Providing us with mental feed We cannot know the future If we … Continue reading

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Mad As A Hatter

Mad As A Hatter by Michael Romani Some people spend a lifetime Without ever really visiting the world I think this to be very nearly a crime And raise against this with flag unfurled Ready to do the impossible before … Continue reading

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First Principles – Our Children Should Be Taught Our History

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Dubious

She looked at me and told me it was obvious That the answers I  seek can be a little dubious She didn’t want to seem call me oblivious She’s kind that way and I’m not impervious But the answers I … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Learning People Is As Important As Learning From Books

Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.  – Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Continue

Despite stacks and stacks of dog-eared books Well principled gestures, words, even dirty looks The quest for this thing called wisdom goes on and on It sometimes leaves me thinking it’s a once upon A beginning of mankind’s most convincing … Continue reading

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First Principles: Every Child Should Be Taught National History

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse … Continue reading

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