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sunny days & drawings

There’s a quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne that I like: “Sunlight is painting”. It’s very true when the landscape is lush and full of color. But when the world is still in a spare, naked state at winter’s end, sunlight is drawing. 11 more words


You Can't Unsee Something

“There is something at the bottom of every new human thought, every thought of genius, or even every earnest thought that springs up in any brain, which can never be communicated to others, even if one were to write volumes about it and were explaining one’s idea for thirty-five years; there’s something left which cannot be induced to emerge from your brain, and remains with you forever; and with it you will die, without communicating to anyone perhaps the most important of your ideas.” 214 more words


Collectible! Robert Frost North of Boston (First American Edition) & Robert Frost A Witness Tree (SIGNED!)

As a New Hampshire native, it seems only fitting to make my first entry about finds of a famed New Hampshire poet.  Any guesses?  Yes, Robert Frost! 179 more words

Paradoxical Prynne: A Sinner and A Martyr

While I was reading chapter five, I came across a sentence that seemed a bit odd to me towards the bottom of page 78. Ordinarily, I would have moved on in hopes of gaining context clues or possibly come back to that section later for clarity. 606 more words

Chapters 5-8

The Scarlet Letter c1-7

This book I skimmed in high school. I was supposed to analyze it. But the business of other high school work which caused the laziness in my English courses forbade me from reading it thoroughly and before starting the book I hardly remembered any part of the story, besides the very skeleton of the plot, and any bit of the analysis we did in class. 425 more words


Teacher Comics: Wicked Burn on Demi Moore

For anyone who’s ever seen it, the ’95 version of The Scarlet Letter watches more like an adaptation commissioned by Cinemax with the edict, “Get rid of all that Puritan stuff and make it sexy!” It’s a terrible film. 32 more words

Teacher Comics