Tag Archives: Robert Louis Stevenson

Trump’s Unseen Playmate Jim

Trump apparently has an imaginary friend Jim who no longer likes Paris. Robert Louis Stevenson has a great poem about an imaginary friend.

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Christmas During Life’s Storms

In “Christmas at Sea,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s speaker is both buoyed up and saddened by childhood Christmas memories.

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On Poe & the Paranoia of Anti-Vaxxers

Edgar Allen Poe gives us insight into vaccine truthers. Rather than dispelling shadows, scientific insights are pushing some Americans into repression.

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Going to Bed before It’s Dark

Stevenson’s “Bed in Summer” captures a child’s sense of injustice as going to bed while it’s still light.

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Mr. Hyde Is Taking over America

Dr. Jekyll is so buttoned down that his Hyde side emerges, but he looks pretty good to an America that is losing restraint.

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Paterno’s Rapist Associate and Mr. Hyde

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” warns us that we are in danger of becoming monsters ourselves if we don’t hold on to our humanity when responding to monsters like alleged child molester Jerry Sandusky, close associate of Coach Joe Paterno.

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