Category: History and Culture

THROWBACK THURSDAY: It’s Always Good to Go Back to Middle Earth

I still think The Lord of the Rings is the greatest literary achievement in my lifetime. Like so many other people, I couldn’t wait for the second and then the third book. Nothing like it had ever been written. English actor, Sir Christopher Lee, was born on this day in 1922 (died 2015). I can’t …

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Matters of Style

So while I was tying my neck-tie that morning I suddenly saw myself in the glass: My hair all gray, my face like a sodden pie. 15 So I cursed and cursed: You damned old thing! Eugene Carman in Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters One thing that the last forty-seven years of house …

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