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A Good Boy - Poem

I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood, 83 more words


Poem - The Swing

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do! 53 more words


Poem - Love, What Is Love

LOVE – what is love? A great and aching heart;
Wrung hands; and silence; and a long despair.
Life – what is life? Upon a moorland bare… 8 more words


Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Stevenson - Samuel Pepys

In 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson published a memorable essay on the life of Samuel Pepys.  Pepys was an administrator of England’s navy and Parliamentarian who was also famous for keeping a remarkable diary for a decade while relatively young.  106 more words

Thought For The Day

Thursdays With Oswald—When You Can’t Do Anything To Help

This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries. 470 more words

The Little Men

Heard on Radio Lab the other day. It seems Robert Louis Stevenson got stories from little people who lived inside his head. If only my stories were so great! 126 more words


Day 1180: Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Mary Stewart’s My Brother Michael is the first place I heard of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Travels with a Donkey. It is a short travelogue of a journey Stevenson took in 1878 in the remote Cévennes area of southern France with only a donkey for company. 184 more words