Category Archives: Lennon (John)

John Lennon’s Utopian Vision

John Lennon would turn 75 today. “Imagine” lives on, an instance of utopian thinking that challenges us to look around us.

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A Song of Love for Julia

My wife’s beautiful name becomes synonymous with longing in both a Robert Herrick and a John Lennon lyric.

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