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Grass                 By Carl Sandburg in Cornhuskers, 1918

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work—
I am the grass; I cover all…

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What's in a Number?

It was on this day in 1901 that New York became the first state to require license plates on vehicles. Coincidentally it was also the same day that humankind tripped down the slope toward identity by digits. 180 more words


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How To Sharpen Pencils by David Rees

“David Rees has transformed the humdrum necessity of pencil sharpening into a genuine art-form to be celebrated alongside Monet’s landscapes, Beethoven’s Sonatas, and Sagan’s cosmology. 538 more words

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Black Crepe, Red Myth

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train left Washington to take his remains home to Springfield 150 years ago today. Among the commemorative works about the Lincoln cortège is one that suits this blog perfectly: … 445 more words


3 Quotes - Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg
(Carl August Sandberg),
American poet

Pulitzer Prizes (1919, 1940, 1951)

January 6, 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois, USA
July 22, 1967 in Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA… 65 more words


Spring Break in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Starting the trip at 6:00 AM and driving straight to Hendersonville, North Carolina. Excited to be there and go hiking in the mountains or just being somewhere beautiful and lounging around the cabin. 1,437 more words


The Ugliest Word

A journalist once asked Carl Sandburg, “What is the ugliest word in the English language?” After a few minutes Sandburg replied, “Exclusive.” The ugliness of exclusive depends upon whether we are among the included or the excluded. 169 more words

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