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Arthur Miller

Everything we are is at every moment alive in us. ― Arthur Miller



My mother didn’t give me a lot of useful advice.  That is, she gave me plenty of advice—but it wasn’t necessarily useful.  She told me not to put bananas in the refrigerator (which was good to know), but also that white shoes and straw hats must not be worn after Labor Day, and furthermore that one’s shoes must always be darker than one’s hemline.  429 more words


Jeffrey McDaniel

Letter To The Woman Who Stopped Writing Me Back

I wanted you to be the first to know – Harper & Row
has agreed to publish my collected letters to you. 176 more words


Herman Melville

Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it invert thee, deaden thee, as for the time it did me. There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness. 16 more words


John Koethe

…like everything
Under the sun a poem has its day
Or year or years, and then—what? Time is theft,
But in the long run what it takes away… 28 more words


A Comfortable Shirt

Are so many Americans furious just because the rich keep getting richer and the rest of us are getting poorer?  That seems an amorphous target for such visceral rage. 1,599 more words

American Culture

True Peace is a By-Product of Justice

I am going to put quotes on my  blog from Charles and Demy’s book War, Peace, and Christianity from time to time. I found the book helpful in giving some of the basics of just war thinking and how it is different from pacifism and war hawks.   353 more words

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