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Plymouth Rock & Salem, Massachusetts

The Pride of Plymouth Rock

What have you heard about Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts? Is this the place where pilgrims first stepped foot upon arriving in the New World in 1620? 1,401 more words


The Scarlet Letter

Set in 17th-century Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. 64 more words


Beauty of Nature

“ Mountains are earth’s lasting monuments.”- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne, Simmel, and Skepticism

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) is still considered one of the greatest writers in the American literary tradition. He is associated with darkness, sin, and the gothic. (Melville and Poe were also “dark” writers, but I’m more interested in Hawthorne.) In my view, Hawthorne had a deep skepticism for the… 719 more words

Functional Differentiation

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal entry for March 11th, 1851

March 11th.–After the ground had been completely freed of snow, there has been a snow-storm for the two days preceding yesterday, which made the earth all white again.

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when seconds matter.

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life is made up of seconds and minutes that roll into each other at an alarming pace.

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