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 […]
It’s autumn now, so we drove the kids out to a farm to sit on bales of hay and look at pumpkins, because you are legally and ethically obligated to do things like that when you have kids. But while we were picking apples in the orchard, my mind drifted to books, because, come on, […]
I recently wrote a post about the experience of reading my first word in Hebrew. You can read it on the I Love Memphis blog, where it was featured as a part of their “Memphis Firsts” series. Enjoy.
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 However, in 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard rescinded the government’s treaty with the Native Americans and ordered them to […]
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 […]