Monthly Archives: October 2014

Quiz of the Month – October 2014

In their 546 page book The Dictionary of Culturally Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know authors E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, and James Trefil tell us what we need to know to be erudite.  Not many of us … Continue reading

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Readings I’ve Enjoyed – “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

When I first read “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman a few years ago I thought it was every bit as good as some of Poe’s short stories.  I haven’t changed my mind.  Gilman’s best known short story has … Continue reading

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