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December 4, 2020

“If The World Was Crazy” by Shel Silverstein

If The World Was Crazy If the world was crazy, you know what I’d eat?A big slice of soup and a whole quart of meatA lemonade sandwich, and then I might trySome roasted ice cream… Continue Reading

December 4, 2020

“Eighteen Flavors” by Shel Silverstein

Eighteen Flavors Eighteen luscious, scrumptious flavors—Chocolate, lime and cherry,Coffee, pumpkin, fudge-banana,Caramel cream and boysenberry,Rocky road and toasted almond,Butterscotch, vanilla dip,Butter-brickle, apple ripple,Coconut and mocha chip,Brandy peach and lemon custard,Each scoop lovely, smooth, and round,Tallest ice-cream… Continue Reading

December 4, 2020

“Dirty Face” by Shel Silverstein

Dirty Face Where did you get such a dirty face,My darling dirty-faced child? I got it from crawling along in the dirtAnd biting two buttons off Jeremy’s shirt.I got it from chewing the roots of… Continue Reading

November 6, 2020

“Ithaka” by C.P. Cavafy (read by Sean Connery)

Ithaka As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on… Continue Reading

August 14, 2020

“It Troubled Me as Once I was” by Emily Dickinson

It Troubled Me as Once I was It troubled me as once I was —For I was once a Child —Concluding how an Atom — fell —And yet the Heavens — held — The Heavens… Continue Reading

August 14, 2020

“10 Things I Have Learned” by Milton Glaser

10 Things I Have Learned The American graphic designer Milton Glaser is probably known best for his iconic I Love New York logo, as well as logos for DC Comics and Brooklyn Brewery. He co-founded… Continue Reading

July 31, 2020

“To the Swimmer” by Countee Cullen

To the Swimmer Now as I watch you, strong of arm and endurance, battling and struggling With the waves that rush against you, ever with invincible strength returning Into my heart, grown each day more… Continue Reading

July 17, 2020

“Daybreak in Alabama” by Langston Hughes

Daybreak in Alabama When I get to be a colored composer I’m gonna write me some music about Daybreak in Alabama And I’m gonna put the purtiest songs in it Rising out of the ground… Continue Reading

June 5, 2020

Prince in 1977: Photos of his Purpleness Before the Fame

Prince in 1977: Photos of his Purpleness Before the Fame The year was 1977. At the time, a 19-year-old kid named Prince Rogers Nelson was a complete unknown. No record contract. No hit singles. He’d… Continue Reading

May 1, 2020

“Meditation 17” a film by Robert Bingaman

No Man is an Island No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea,… Continue Reading

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