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  • Until we are free
    March 14, 2019 Evan Robertson

    Until we are free

    "Until we are all free, we are none of us free." - Emma Lazarus Best known for her poem The New Colossus, which is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, Emma Lazarus was an American poet, human rights pioneer and advocate for...

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  • Living Deliberately
    March 5, 2019 Nichole Robertson

    Living Deliberately

    "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately." - Henry David Thoreau From his beloved book, Walden—a record of his communion with nature, confrontation with the "essential facts of life," and quest for enlightenment. Thoreau exalted nature and eschewed formal...

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  • The sea is big and old
    February 28, 2019 Nichole Robertson

    The sea is big and old

    "The sea is big and old." - Ernest Hemingway Too simple for your taste? Perhaps he should have gone with "the sea is boundless and ancient," or "the expansive sea churns eternally." Hemingway would just as soon tuck a daisy behind the...

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  • On Office Life
    February 22, 2019 Nichole Robertson

    On Office Life

    "I hate the office; it cuts in on my social life." - Dorothy Parker From one of her Hate Song poems, first published in Vanity Fair in 1919. Armed with her sharp, scathing wit, Dorothy Parker wrote incisive critiques of American...

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  • A rose is a rose
    February 12, 2019 Nichole Robertson

    A rose is a rose

    "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." - Gertrude Stein   From her poem, Sacred Emily.  The rose, rich with meaning and cultural weight, has become somewhat of a polarizing object. One either looks forward to receiving a dozen...

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