Jonathan Swift, Satirist

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Today is the birthday of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels and “A Modest Proposal.” Jonathan Swift was born on this day in 1667, in Dublin, Ireland.  His father was dead by the time of his birth, and he suffered through a childhood of poverty and a disappointment.  He went on to become one of the […]

October Reading

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Here’s what I read in October Note: I am considering changing the titles of these monthly blogs.  Instead of “October Reading,” for instance, I’m thinking about making it “October Readin’”.  The dropping of that final g is sort of like me loosening my tie, saying all right, you made it till the end of the […]