After Apple Picking (Part Two)

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More about apple-picking.    I wrote a lot about apples in my last post.  In this post, I would simply like to take a look at “After Apple-picking” by Robert Frost.  This is a poem that meant nothing to me when I read it as a teenager.  This is a perfect example of a work that […]

“I Will Fight No More Forever”

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Today marks the anniversary of Chief Joseph’s surrender. The Nez Perce (Nez Per-say) Native Americans of Wallowa Valley, Oregon, had established treaties with the United States Government that allowed them to remain on their ancestral land.  However, in 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard rescinded the government’s treaty with the Native Americans and ordered them to […]

September Reading

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Here’s What I Read in September All right!  Since we’re not talking about baseball, let’s get right into what I read this month. 1. The Odyssey of Homer (abridged) I once planned to read the Odyssey and Ulysses at the same time, reading book one of the Odyssey, putting it down, and reading book one […]