We all want to be better people, but what does that mean?
When Wolfe died, William Faulkner said he was the greatest writer of their time.
In his book Meno, Plato began with the question “Can you tell me, Socrates, is virtue something that can be taught?” to which Socrates answered “You must think I am singularly fortunate to know whether virtue can be taught or how it is acquired. The fact is that far from knowing whether it can be […]
“THROUGH THE BLOODY September twilight, aftermath of sixty-two rainless days, it had gone like a fire in dry grass: the rumor, the story, whatever it was. Something about Miss Minnie Cooper and a Negro. Attacked, insulted, frightened: none of them, gathered in the barber shop on that Saturday evening where the ceiling fan stirred, without […]
SELRES_e5f1884f-2c36-4b5c-aaa6-bcfa2f47660aSELRES_018cdb74-d0d6-4aac-bbed-b585e99a0ab2SELRES_d841e0bb-ad55-45d9-9fee-f74b553e8f1fSELRES_8365d3e9-f457-4f64-961f-a1e48dc0aba1“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” ― Maya Angelou, from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I chose I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as a companion book for To Kill a Mockingbird and read them […]
When Cain wished to slay his brother, he was at no loss for a weapon.
What makes a book great?
A mensch? Absolutely, but to my great fortune, also my mentor.