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The No-No of Playing Favorites

Je regrette, but it’s true. I play favorites among my children. No, not those children. My poetry children.

What’s weird is, often a published author’s favorite poems are… 688 more words


Tolstoy Journal, April 27, 2017: "They all seem delighted, as if they were going to a wedding."

This is one of the books on my travel book shelf because it inspires me to remember how good a book about books can be. Miller can drive me crazy sometimes, but he is alive, quick. 1,041 more words

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Lit rec #150: "Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be." (1877)

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Read it at 20 & loved it. ANNA KARENIN by Leo Tolstoy.

April 26, 2017

If you want to be happy, be.

-Leo Tolstoy

Because it’s that simple.


Tolstoy Journal: April 26, 2017: "so ghastly a mockery"

The above I include because it refers to Tolstoy more than once, especially to his work, which I will read and discuss later this year, … 1,002 more words

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Reason & Faith

My position was terrible. I knew I could find nothing along the path of reasonable knowledge except a denial of life; and there — in faith — was nothing but a denial of reason, which was yet more impossible for me than a denial of life. 26,670 more words