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  • T. S. Eliot "Coffee Spoons"
    January 24, 2023 Evan Robertson

    T. S. Eliot "Coffee Spoons"

    Move over, tea, your petticoat needs fluffing. Enter the bold and bitter beverage of the people - spread from Ethiopian goat herders to Ottoman warriors to Arab mystics to Italian factory workers to American revolutionaries to you and me, all...

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  • Jane Austen "Nothing but Tea"
    January 17, 2023 Evan Robertson

    Jane Austen "Nothing but Tea"

    Pray, coffee drinkers, do not trifle with a connoisseur of the finer beverage, lest you find yourself forevermore excluded from respectable society.In our illustration, we humbly present a woman with tea on her mind - literally. The crown of her...

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  • Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
    January 13, 2023 Evan Robertson

    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

    Pablo Neruda's collection Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada is an emotional and sensual exploration of love, infatuation, and despair. Even his most sexually charged metaphors also contain an austere appreciation of beauty and nature, at once deeply personal and highly universal. In...

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  • Marcus Aurelius
    January 10, 2023 Evan Robertson

    Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius was a preeminent stoic philosopher, but still found time to be the Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 AD.  This quotation is from his personal journals, now known as the Meditations, where he admonishes the reader for being...

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche "Why"
    December 12, 2022 Evan Robertson

    Friedrich Nietzsche "Why"

    From The Twilight of the Idols: Or How to Philosophize with a Hammer (we gleaned this quote from our well-worn copy of The Portable Nietzsche.) First: How awesome is that title? Second: We know, the wording of this particular quotation...

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