Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jane Austen to Grace £10 Note

The good and the bad of Austen appearing on British £10 note

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Teaching Kids the Language of the Ages

Stories, whether fact or fiction, convey deep wisdom to children.

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Sinclair’s “Jungle” & ACA Challenges

Upton Sinclair’s “Jungle” anticipates some of need for Obamacare, along with some of the challenges it is facing.

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God Speaks to Us Before We Are

When we are plunged into our bodies, we lose connection with God. In this poem, Rilke explores how to reconnect.

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Take Me Out to the Lynch Mob

A baseball poem by William Carlos Williams captures well the two sides of a crowd.

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The Transcendental Meaning of Pizza

Scott Bates describes the sacramental dimensions of devouring pizza.

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Is Atwood’s Dystopia Coming True?

Atwood’s dystopian “Handmaid’s Tale” argues forcefully that women must maintain control over their own bodies.

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Poets Unacknowledged Legislators? Maybe

A debate on whether poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

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Does Moby Dick Await Us?

Is America headed for the same fate as the Pequod?

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