Monthly Archives: November 2020

A Sample of Beachey Head

A Sample of Beachey Head This is just a portion of Beachey Head, written by Charlotte Smith and read by Ghizela Rowe. Beachey Head is an amazing word portrait, you can almost picture the chalky bluff at Beachey Head and … Continue reading

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Bots Censoring Even Storied, Factual Magazines

Few history magazines are more well respected than American Heritage. Its scholarship, impartiality, and stable of great writers have proven its worth over more than a half century in print and online. Today, mindless bots and algorithms are now attacking … Continue reading

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Nearer, My God, To Thee

Nearer, My God, To Thee Ghizela Rowe reads this traditionally sung work in her hypnotically charged voice: Nearer, My God, to Thee Sarah F. Adams (1805–1848) Nearer to thee! E’en though it be a cross That raiseth me. Still all … Continue reading

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The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com I didn’t know Ezra Pound knew Chinese. I knew he was buds with T.S. Eliot but that was about it. If you like this style of writing, you would enjoy Kenneth Rexroth’s translations from … Continue reading

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Take That, Death!

Rockhounding site here: https://southwestrockhounding.com Take That, Death! Poetry endures. Sonnet 75: One Day I Wrote her Name Upon The Strand By Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599) One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and … Continue reading

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Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes Ben Jonson (correct spelling) 1573? – 1637) That famous line is from Jonson’s “To Celia.” The beautiful reading in this video is by Ken Ross and the quoted text begins at 0:40. Drink … Continue reading

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Child Porn and QAnon

Rockhounding site here: https://southwestrockhounding.com Child Porn and QAnon Why is it that you can still write child porn without protest yet the writings of QAnon are vilified? Yes, of course, QAnon threatens political power whereas Lolita does not. Write your … Continue reading

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Page, Bonham and Donovan

I’ve always liked this exercise in psychedelia but only recently did I discover that Jimmy Page and John Bonham might have played on this recording. This is 1968, just before Led Zeppelin. The Mighty Led Zep is a product of … Continue reading

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When Did Lying Become Illegal?

Freedom of speech includes the right to lie and make things up. That right is now being threatened. The prohibition against slander and libel is well settled in the law. Contracts must be truthful although they are always written to … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Your Mirror

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com I’ll Be Your Mirror I didn’t know until yesterday and YouTube that Andy Warhol produced films. I knew of his love affair with the Polaroid SX-70 but I didn’t know he made moving pictures. … Continue reading

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