In our family "Our hero" is always followed by "Harold Ramorez." Why?
Who is Harold Ramorez?
Is he related to Epaminondas?
Eneas Africanus by Harry Stillwell Edwards
Have you memorized this poem yet?
Per Plato, my memory has been destroyed and my mind is weak.
Plus I have two copies (one hardback, one paperback) and it's available to you to read online.
In competition with Sir Walter's lofty lines,
I propose Randolph of Roanoke by John Greenleaf Whittier ~
All parties feared him: each in turn
Beheld its schemes disjointed,
As right or left his fatal glance
And spectral finger pointed.
Sworn foe of Cant, he smote it down
With trenchant wit unsparing,
And, mocking, rent with ruthless hand
The robe Pretence was wearing.
Too honest or too proud to feign
A love he never cherished,
Beyond Virginia’s border line
His patriotism perished.
While others hailed in distant skies
Our eagle’s dusky pinion,
He only saw the mountain bird
Stoop o’er his Old Dominion!
What do Yeats, Walter Scott and Flannery O'Connor have in common?
Piety of Place ~
I'm on a mission to find out why Mary Flannery named her place *Andalusia.*
This link to the farm website states that the O'Connors called it *Sorrel Farms* until they realized the original owners/family had named it *Andalusia.*
In A Good Man is Hard to Find did you feel badly about what happened to the grandmother?
Frankly, I was totally taken aback by the story, having never wanted to read it again. But after perusing some of O'Connor's non-fiction, now I understand that she was purposefully trying to shock the reader. I still question her approach (I am still turned off by her characters) and turn to Mark Twain's advice for comfort ~
Truth is stranger than Fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possiblities. Truth is not.
Even though a lot of people from Florence, Italy are apparently in Hell, why do we still desire to visit that city?
Because Tony Esolen is lead guide for the tour.
If I stretch my imagination, I'll guess that some Egyptians are acting on feelings of patriotism. But I'm rather suspicious of the situation and like to read alternative news sources. One article suggests that a MLK comic inspired some. Another suggests that the uprising started after a young girl's speech.
Questions inspired by the imagination of book club moderator and writer extraordinaire, Cindy.
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