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Poetry Wednesday: Edgar Lee Masters

When my 9th grade English teacher tried to introduce the class to the poetry of Edgar Lee Masters most notably his masterpiece the Spoon River Anthology… 863 more words

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Lust For Life: A Monument Dedicated to Futility of Genius

While the men of letters have duly recorded the travails of many a genius with panache, it takes an in-depth knowledge of the human mind, an impartial assessment of emotions and clarity of vision insofar as what the subject under scrutiny aspired for, to empathise with the protagonist and sit in judgement of his actions, and finally pronounce the verdict in a narrative, pregnant with a genuine urge to record for the posterity the vicissitudes that transformed a mere man into someone great. 1,100 more words

Book Review

Manifesto of the Cult of Ugliness

I thought I’d start out with a quote from an Irving Stone novel. It reflects a sentiment that I felt decades ago when I first read it and still do to this day. 149 more words

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The Tragic Beauty of Depression

When I was 18, before I was diagnosed with depression, I felt lost and unsure of myself. I didn’t know what I wanted out of life, I had little to no self-confidence, although I continued to publicly perform as if I was fine. 1,035 more words


On the conception of Michelangelo’s David;

‘Which then was the important David? When did David become a giant? After killing Goliath? Or at the moment he decided that he must try? 318 more words


July 14 in history

1223 Louis VIII became King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France.

1698 The Darien scheme began with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama. 484 more words