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The Growth of A Year

I troop forth replenish'd with supreme power, one of an average unending procession, Inland and sea-coast we go, and pass all boundary lines,...

Swamps, Squash, Slavery

It is difficult to imagine a sufficient motive to have induced any man to penetrate a mile into the swamp before paths were cut...

A Weaver’s Lover

When Laura Nyro retired from the music business in 1971, she had produced five studio albums.  She was also 24 years old.  A piano-tuner’s...

Lighting Up

I hate smoking.  I also find it really difficult to hate smoking.  The reasons to abjure from it are well known; whereas, there is...

Losing the Super Bowl; or, What to Make of a Diminished Thing

This weekend one team, their coaches, and their fans will lose the Super Bowl. They will take the field riding the wave of a...

Best Nap in American Literature

How do you like to nap? For me, it’s like this: on top of the covers (never under the covers) with an extra blanket...