Year of the Pig - 2/10/2019
GEORGE ORWELL, excerpt from Animal Farm.
Brush up Your Shakespeare - 4-21-2018
Wm. SHAKESPEARE, King Richard II: Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 140-173 (recited)
Who Let the Dogs Out - 2/17/2018
A.C. DOYLE, excerpts from The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Do the "Wright" Thing - 6-11-2017
DAVID HERDER, fun facts "Write Wright Right = Wright Wright Right or why Right is Wrong and Wright is Right.
Year of the Rooster - 1-28-2017
www.exploresouthernhistory.com, "The Real Rooster Cogburn"
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night - 10-29-2016
DAVID HERDER, "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night."
Mardi Gras - 2/6/2016
T.S. ELIOT, excerpts from "Ash Wednesday."
Diary - 8/2/2015
ELIE WIESEL, excerpt from Night.
Human Events - 7/5/2015
OGDEN NASH, "Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man."
Blood - 10/31/2014
THOMAS HARDY, "And There Was a Great Calm".
Future - 7/12/2014
EMILY DICKINSON, poem.
Burns Night - 1/25/2014
ROBERT BURNS, "To A Mouse."
Bewitched - 10/31/2013
EDGAR ALLAN POE, excerpt from The Island of the Fay.
Work - 9/1/2013
Quotations relating to work from celebrated writers.
Secrets - 4/25/2013
EDGAR ALLEN POE, poem, "An Enigma."
A Christmas Story - 12/8/2012
T.S. ELIOT, "The Cultivation of Christmas Trees."
For Those in Peril on the Sea - 4/13/2012
WILLIAM COWPER, "The Castaway."
Here There By Dragons - 1/20/2012
ADAM RULLI-GIBBS, "Here Were Dragons".
Dark - 10/22/2011
T.S. ELIOT, "East Coker" (second of the Four Quartets, Part 3 and
JOSEPH CONRAD, excerpt from Heart of Darkness.
Dry - 9/25/2011
W.C. Fields, "Dry Philosophy."
Wet - 7/16/2011
P.G. WODEHOUSE, "Jeeves and the Impending Doom."
Gory/Gorey Valentine - 2/27/2011
EDGAR ALLEN POE, "Shadow - A Parable."
Heroes - 4/10/2010
FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS, "Casabianca" and
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSEN, "Ulysses".
"Dear John"/Lover Letters - 2/12/2010
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, The Passionate Shepher to His Love,"
WALTER RALEIGH, The Nymph's Reply," and
EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY, "What lips my lips have kissed."
Disasters - 1/15/2010
EDWARD GIBBON, excerpt from Chapter XXVI Part V of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
The Beat Goes On - 9/5/2009
LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, "Sometime During Eternity."