Many a man has suffered in the pursuit of romance. And in the literary world, Humbert Humbert is among those who has suffered the most. He falls in love with a little “nymphet” as he calls her, a girl of twelve. 411 more words
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"A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder." –Susan Orlean
On top of the world, a snow day is as common as the cold.
“The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” … 150 more words
Tolstoy Journal, March 2, 2017, Lermontov, Sterne, Nabokov, and "whited sepulchres, vipers, and hypocrites"!
Well laid plans. I was going to start Volume V yesterday but it was Ash Wednesday, I had a bunch of errands to do and a review book I’m trying to finish, so the upshot is I did not start Volume V. 1,076 more words