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Conformity...Is it worth it?

Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. 302 more words


The Golden Gut...

These past few month have been a journey in a circle, a coming home of sorts, learning to trust myself, my gut, my instincts. And this almost two hundred year old essay stands in confirmation of that journey into self-discovery. 231 more words


Coming out of the desert...

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Essays: First Series circa 1841, Self-Reliance… 639 more words


Little Woman Review and Thoughts

A couple of years ago I hosted a Little Women Read-Along event here on the blog and…


I never really closed up the event.  It’s not really in the best interest of the blogger to begin a post in this negative fashion but I have to be honest.   1,119 more words

Classics Club

A Very Transcendentalist Text Set

For one of my graduate classes, I was asked to put together a text set for use in a high school literature unit.  I chose to compile my text set around the ideals and concepts in Transcendentalist literature from the early 1800s; my goal was to create a body of texts that would work well in a literature unit for a 10th -11th grade class.   2,311 more words


“Do I contradict myself?

Very well then I contradict myself,

(I am large, I contain multitudes.)”

~Walt Whitman 9 more words