The Site Theme Update is Complete

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I’m using RT-Theme 17 from stmcan. It’s one of these new “responsive” WordPress themes that looks good on a computer, a tablet, or a phone. Try resizing this window in a web browser to make it smaller – you’ll see how everything shifts around so it looks good at a variety of different screen sizes. Pretty cool, isn’t it?

“Fundamentals” Word Cloud

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Word cloud via This seems like a good occasion to recap the fundamentals – except, you can’t recap them. You have to see them for yourself. The thing that a work of art achieves can’t be expressed in any merely intellectual words.

This One Sneaks Up On You

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This one sneaks up on you and then delivers a really powerful emotional insight in the last lines.  It’s by Robert Frost. It doesn’t matter what it’s called – the title’s just a fakeout so you won’t see the end of it coming. (It’s called “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”). At first it seems like it’s very tame, … Read More

Unforgettable Emotional Insight from Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”

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WAR AND PEACE has tons of amazing, unforgettable moments in it. There’s a thread listing many of them, on Goodreads. Here’s one of my favorites. BTW, this text is from the spectacular translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.  I can’t recommend their many translations from great Russian writers, highly enough. To the right Rostov saw the first rows of … Read More