Monthly Archives: September 2012

Why I Voted the Socialist Ticket

Why I Voted the Socialist Ticket BY VACHEL LINDSAY I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life’s unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out … Continue reading

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Imagine Dragons – It’s Time (Unplugged)

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John Green on Mitt Romney

One of my favorite contemporary fiction writers is John Green of The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska, and Vlogbrothers fame.  He is a web presence that continually decreases the amount of suck … Continue reading

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Youth Group – Forever Young

This song and video have always struck me as beautiful.  Enjoy.

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Hirsch’s How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry) Part 3

In the Beginning Is the Relation BY EDWARD HIRSCH The message in the bottle is a lyric poem and thus a special kind of communiqu�. It speaks out of a solitude to a solitude; it begins and ends in silence. We … Continue reading

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Response to Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech

The speech given by First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention was met with widespread approval.  For about thirty minutes she talked about her husband’s ethical values and their experience as both children and a young married … Continue reading

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The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

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