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SOLD! “If”, by Kipling – My Favorite Poem Ever

I recently bought a box lot of old frames and pictures at an auction, sight unseen. Inside was this depiction of my favorite poem ever… “If” by Rudyard Kipling. My day job is as a social worker, and I’ve taught … Continue reading

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Three Passions – Bertrand Russell

  The Prologue to Bertrand Russell’s Autobiography What I Have Lived For Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, … Continue reading

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Vintage Book – The House of The Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Subject / Topic: ¬†From the SparkNotes.com summary: ¬†“The House of the Seven Gables begins with a preface that identifies the work as a romance, not a novel. As such, Hawthorne prepares readers for the fluid mixture of realism and fantasy … Continue reading

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Vintage Book – Thankful’s Inheritance, by Joseph C. Lincoln

  Subject / Topic: From the site manybooks.net comes this description: “A pleasant, humorous story in which Thankful acquires, with a home on Cape Code, a “ghost” which interferes with its success as a boarding house, a mortgage, and a … Continue reading

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