As creepy and Hemlock Grove-ish as it seems to visit a neighborhood cemetery as a tourist attraction the Rock Creek Cemetery is well worth the trip for art enthusiasts and… 303 more words
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The autobiography of a scion of the great American Adams family. For some reason, the book is considered, in some circles, a “conservative classic” (whatever that means); but it’s disfigured by false modesty; self-pity; the trying, consistent use of the third person (“the boy Adams felt that he…”); and above all by a deep authorial dishonesty. 728 more words
No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
-Henry Brooks Adams, historian (1838-1918) 565 more words