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Winter in Kentucky, c. 1810

I recently finished reading Robert Penn Warren’s remarkable narrative poem Brother To Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices. The poem concerns a real incident that occurred near Paducah, Kentucky—the murder of a slave by Thomas Jefferson’s two nephews in 1811. 351 more words

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King Solomon says in Ecclesiastes, “To the making of many books there is no end and much devotion to them is wearisome to the flesh.” Maybe that’s why the literary canon appears both in flux and static. 1,788 more words

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Books on my To Read List

  • All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren
  • An American Tragedy by Theadore Dreiser
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan…
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Book #7: Brother to Dragons, by Robert Penn Warren

I certainly didn’t expect to be writing again so quickly, but that just means I’m making more progress on my reading. I started Robert Penn Warren’s  177 more words

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“They remember, however, that there is something they cannot remember.” (Robert Penn Warren)

A couple of days ago I wrote about ultimate reality. Today I think I’ll write about faith.

Not that I have any.

In much of anything. 1,601 more words

Poetry

I don’t have a story tonight. I’ll try to have one this weekend. I already wrote it out, but it definitely needs to be edited. Instead, I want to post one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books.

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