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Living in Modern America

From Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr:

Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.

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An Angel Waits

Make a wish tonight
stars hide beyond the thick clouds
an angel listens.

L and Muse

Reflections On Daily Life

Tale of the Genji

Fascinating post from BookRiot on an artist who laboriously illustrated each scene in the world’s oldest known novel, The Tale of the Genji, while incorporating a traditional Japanese style of painting: 98 more words


Emily Brontë: Female Talent vs Biased Male Criticism

On the 19th of December 1848, Emily Brontë, aged only thirty, died in her home in Haworth, Yorkshire, England. The young author of the famous novel… 994 more words


Scrub the Night

On the night he left the rain was hammering against the galvanized roof of the leaning shack they used to share, and the wind was howling like a raging banshee. 224 more words


"Milestone" by Rich Boucher

I went through a box of Mother’s things

one weekend afternoon, two months after

cancer quietly pulled her under the world,

found a little baby-colored gift book… 171 more words


Christmas, Room 26

The Christmas season is one like no other. There is an infectious good spirit in the air, and for kids, an atmosphere of anticipation that is palpable. 1,502 more words