An audio version of this essay is available on YouTube. “If you are happy you will find yourself, after a June day in Venice (about ten o’clock), on a balcony that overhangs the Grand Canal, with your elbows on the broad ledge, a cigarette in your teeth and a little good company…
Hemingway was the first author I encountered that made me want to read everything he’d ever written. I kept his work in my rotation for a few years whi…
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I was reading Dylan Thomas the other day and realized that the word “they” after “thy rod and thy staff” in Psalm 23 (KJV) has the same feeling and fla…
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Another find from Lawrence. ‘Hallo,’ Brangwen would cry, starting as he heard the wail of the child announcing it wanted to be taken out of the cradle,…
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Everyone is always referencing everyone. Who knows where our thoughts and ideas truly originate. I finished reading Deep South last week, by Paul Thero…
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From Qumran Back To America
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Jazz. If there is one quintessentially American art form it’s probably Jazz. Many people debate each other about the origins of Jazz. Some want to assi…
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Travels On The World Island (Audio)Listen now (18 min) | The original written version of this essay is available here. “If you are happy you will find yourself, after a June day in Venic…
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