Poetry: Stevens – Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Of memory, laughter, and the following blackbird.

Poetry: Burns – A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns was a character. One of my favorite of the Romantic poets, he took romanticism a little too seriously than was appropriate. And though he did eventually settle down, I tend to find poems like "A Red, Red Rose" somewhat ironic. "As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,So deep in luve am I;And I …

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Oh poetry, how I love thee

Oh poetry, how I love thee

Remember Me – Family Stories, Lost and Found

What stories do you know about your family? Perhaps you have seen or heard of the movie Coco produced by Pixar. It is a sweet tale of a boy who longs to be a musician (and has a great talent for it), but because of circumstances in his family's past, music is forbidden. Like, seriously, one character …

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Never Again…?

Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day for the Jews, called Yom Hashoah. The U.S. had a day of remembrance a couple of months ago, but that day came and went without much comment. Coincidentally, today happens to be a day when a mass grave of Jews found in Poland was announced in 1943. This mass grave, …

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