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Trees that Scratch the Sky

Originally written in November of 2013

A poem written to encourage transcendentalism.


Stormy thoughts and stormy minds

crash together in the farthest reaches of the intellect. 189 more words


The Concord Museum ~ Philosophers and Revolutionaries

Without hesitation, it can be said that no other town in Massachusetts can boast of being the remarkable birthplace to both the Revolutionary War and the resting place of Transcendentalism. 1,389 more words

Concord MA


Last time I talked about Thanatopsis, the best-known poem by American poet William Cullen Bryant, whom some considered, in his day, the first American poet to meet what had become the “British” standard. 1,507 more words

Summer Conversational Series 2014 – “Navigating the Vortex: Creative Genius in the Time of the Alcotts” – the role of Faust

Continuing with the Monday sessions, Dr. Stephen Burby was a new face on the scene. He currently teaches English in Brentwood, NY and has authored of AP English Language and Composition: An Apex Learning Guide (2004 and 2005 editions) as well as contributing to the production of editions in Barron’s No-Fear Shakespeare series and to their latest edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. 951 more words

Louisa May Alcott

Post 468: miscellany

Why not? So I took a photo of my left foot!


Kaiserslautern, 1971: You can see the Stadt Kaiserslautern Rathaus from the Beethovenstrasse apartment. It is a concrete (pun intended!) expression of the Kaiserslautern slogan of the time, “Was neues in West ist.” ["What's new in the West.] A handsome, imposing building, it was built on the site of a castle overlooking the town. 195 more words

“Some keep the Sabbath going to Church –
I keep it, staying at Home –
With a Bobolink for a Chorister –
And an Orchard, for a Dome –  52 more words

Historian's Almanac for July 12, 2014

 Today is the birthday of Henry David Thoreau, born in Concord, Massachusetts on July 12, 1817.  That would make him 197 years old, if he were still with us.  740 more words

Historian's Almanac