Monthly Archives: December 2011

La Dolce Vita: The Tale of a Hero of OUR Time

Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita depicts a series a series of episodes in the life of Marcello, a tabloid journalist who feels nothing bus contempt for his work and aspires to higher things, yet is sucked into the decadent lifestyle … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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A Hero of Our Time: Postscript

On coming home, I got up on my horse and galloped into the steppe, for I love riding a spirited horse through the tall grass, with the desert wind in my face, greedily drinking in the fragrant air and looking … Continue reading

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Poetry Tuesday: Frost Edition

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse … Continue reading

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Not Just About Equality

Every time my judgment slips and I decide to talk to a feminist (usually a humanities graduate student) I hear the same thing: “Feminism is just about equality.” Sometimes it’s “feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” No, … Continue reading

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How to Make Women Wiser

What I should have quoted in my post on vanity:   It is a most amazing thing that young people never consider they shall grow old. I would, to young women especially, renew the monition of this anticipation every hour of … Continue reading

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Poetry Tuesday: When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly, Then and Now

When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray,— What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, … Continue reading

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