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a hot summer morning

I had a very enjoyable walk in my favorite local park this morning.

It got very hot as the day progressed, but I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and being outdoors.  196 more words

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Is it okay to associate with disreputable people?

 

And it came to pass, as he sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. 783 more words

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Henry James on summertime

Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

— Henry James, quoted by Edith Wharton… 18 more words

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A Walt Whitman Letter; and, What Can Be Inferred from It about Letter Writing in General

Camden,

Friday noon, 26th Sept.

Dear son Pete,

Your letter of yesterday came this forenoon—that was a rather serious runaway of cars in the tunnel a week ago—& mighty lucky to get off as you all did—Pete I got a few lines from Parker Milburn—he told me you had a very bad sore on a finger of right hand—they are plaguey bad things—I am in hopes yours will partly make up in giving you a little resting spell. 963 more words

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Roger W. Smith, “On Aesthetic and Cultural Appreciation, Films, Directors”

I will begin this essay with some comments on what I feel the development of aesthetic sense and critical standards, as they apply both to literature and to the cinema, entails. 1,850 more words

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Juno arrives at Jupiter; PBS virtually ignores it

Re tonight’s PBS Newshour program (July 5, 2016):

The hour long program contained the following segments:

Hillary Clinton email scandal (latest developments)

fighting in Eastern Ukraine… 47 more words

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“New York’s Sidewalks Are So Packed, Pedestrians Are Taking to the Streets”

re: “New York’s Sidewalks Are So Packed, Pedestrians Are Taking to the Streets”

by Winnie Hu

 The New York Times

June 30, 2016

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New York is indeed, as stated in this article, a “world-class walking city.” 303 more words

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