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Diasporan Song and Story

New post on Way of the Sacred Fool, my Witches & Pagans blog, is Diasporan Song & Story. This is about how we form identities as diasporan settler-colonial Americans, the stories we tell about who we are, sorting out our concept of mythic American-ness vs. 105 more words

American Culture

Dan Brown

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. ― Dan Brown, Inferno. (Doubleday; First Edition edition, May 14, 2013) Originally


Amy Lowell

September, 1918

This afternoon was the colour of water falling through sunlight;
The trees glittered with the tumbling of leaves;
The sidewalks shone like alleys of dropped maple leaves, 115 more words


Socialism vs. Traditional Family Life

Dinner Topics for Thursday

Just like the proverbial camel in the tent, we have gradually allowed political correctness, socialism, and liberalism to overtake every aspect of our lives.

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Judeo-Christian Culture

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Lingua Franca) and Allan Metcalf

A fringe benefit of my job is on-line access to The Chronicle of Higher Education, a must-read for college and university employees and anyone who supports or utilizes our strange and complicated system of post secondary education. 264 more words

Stephen Dunn

        I remember how felt
When I got it in my hand, and how it burst
        that hand open
when I took it outside, a strength… 35 more words


Joyce Carol Oates

at dusk, as dusk deepens,
the interior darkness expands to meet the exterior,
and there is a breathless moment when both are equal—

— Joyce Carol Oates, from “Don’t Bare Your Soul,” AGNI Magazine: 56 (Boston University 2002)