Individualism

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“Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known.” – Oscar Wilde The above line appeared in 1891 in The Soul of Man Under Socialism. In my ongoing journey through literature, I have always considered Wilde to […]

Vision

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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau Thoreau encourages us to look past and through what is visible in order to create a greater and often more personalized vision for ourselves. […]

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“Time is precious but truth is more precious than time.” – Benjamin Disraeli British nobleman and former Prime Minister indicates that the precious nature of time holds the precious of truth. Time holds truth because it encapsulates it. Truth is revealed […]

Happy New Year 2019

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“May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift What does it mean to live all the days of your life? Swift indirectly highlights the importance of living each day of each lifetime. All our days are the composite of time that […]

To begin anew…

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In The Book of Awakening, Mark Nepo encourages his readers to “use the old to build the new.” And so “A Reader’s Story” continues, with daily quotes and “mini critical responses” instead of daily words. My love of the humanities as […]

Small Hiatus

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I will be taking a small break until approximately the start of December 2018. I am preparing a conference paper and academic book review in the upcoming months. This weekend I depart for the writers’ retreat I attended last year. […]

Sibilate

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To utter or pronounce with a hissing sound. To hiss. Cats are known to sibilate but only heard Caesar do so once in almost three years, out of fear.