It’s been the best of days. It’s been the worst of days. Sorry Charles Dickens. I couldn’t resist.
But my twist to the opening to that great 19th century author’s wonderful novel “Take of Two Cities” does aptly describe today. 1,090 more words
Most people are exposed to the classics at the worst time of their lives.
When they are teenagers.
Young people typically have no patience or interest in the best works in literature and regard them, alas, as a slog to get through to graduation. 348 more words
A right Charlie wrote this, which seems to say something about the year we’ve just gone through:
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…
Right now I’m working at a bookstore. And we’re putting up our staff picks and why we picked them. So I thought, why not do that for you guys? 1,815 more words
With more and more art and entertainment being produced every day, one can choose from a wide variety of genres in all types of media. 2,232 more words