Monthly Archives: January 2022

The Irrelevance of Writing Assessment Tests to Online Writing

Q: Why aren’t writing assessment tests relevant to online writing? A. Because it’s far easier and quicker to recast a sentence than to research a problem. Q. Can you give an example? A. Sure. Take the title of this post: … Continue reading

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Hymn to Intellectual Beauty by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Shelley (internal link) once again contemplates beauty and the mercurial and inconstant nature of same. Time flies. Beauty, too, too often, as that beautiful blonde woman who just appeared and then … Continue reading

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American Gothic Updated

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Paudeen by William Butler Yeats

Paudeen was a not so kind word for a shopkeeper, someone below Yeats’ station in life. A class system in Yeats’ time sharply divided people of the British Empire, with the high too often and too quickly exasperated with the … Continue reading

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Cassandra by Louise Bogan

Louise Bogan was The New Yorker poetry reviewer for 37 years. She wrote a book detailing her struggles to support herself and her child in the New York literary world called What the Women Lived. I have not read it but I … Continue reading

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The Incompetence, Idiocy, and the Inhumanity of Tractor Supply Hardware

I’m angry. Ten days ago I burned down my eyes for almost an hour to fill out an online job application on a website that doesn’t work. It’s the job portal for Tractor Supply Hardware, of which I have been … Continue reading

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The Journey of the Magi by T.S. Eliot

Yes, I should have posted this before Christmas but Eliot’s poetry (internal link) transcends time. Eliot’s poem borrows, updates, and is inspired by the writings of Bishop Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) and W.B. Yeats (internal link). Here, an old ruler recounts … Continue reading

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An Incredible Paragraph from Stanton Delaplane (Updated post)

This is San Francisco Chronicle reporter Stanton Delaplane (internal link) interviewing a rancher in 1941 about the poor roads in Siskiyou County, California. Delaplane quotes the cattleman enough as needed for a newspaper article and then rephrases the farmer’s thoughts … Continue reading

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The Transcript of the Joe Rogan Interview with Robert Malone

All social media platforms have removed the hours long interview of Robert Malone MD by Joe Rogan. The learned doctor has opinions which the political and medical community now in power disagree with. Rather than entertaining a second opinion, the … Continue reading

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Fauci, Fraud, Wuhan and the Wave That Drowned the Whole World

It looks more and more likely that in my lifetime we will know whether this pandemic originated in nature or in a lab. Unlike the Kennedy assassination, there are too many people alive and too many documents already in the … Continue reading

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