Tag Archives: Pablo Neruda

Poetry & the Sea Liberate the Imprisoned

For Pablo Neruda’s, the “poet’s obligation” is to speak for freedom–which makes poetry vital important in our time.

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The Thrill of Bird Watching

Sports Saturday I don’t know if bird watching is a sport or not, but it’s the activity that my recently deceased father engaged in for exercise. Although from his childhood he was nearly blind in one eye and couldn’t look straight up without experiencing vertigo, he was an excellent birder and just needed the tiniest […]

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Rand Paul’s Misadventures with Poetry

Senator Rand Paul’s often may misapply poetry, but the poems he chooses tell us a lot about Rand Paul.

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Neruda and Ted Williams: A Fantasy

Sports Saturday My colleague Israel Ruiz in our Spanish Department is an enthusiastic baseball fan. He is also Puerto Rican and I have learned a lot about the Puerto Rican love of baseball from him. For instance, did you know that Puerto Rico is second only to the Dominican Republic in providing active Latin American […]

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