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"Mustn't grumble" was the most English of expressions. English patience was mingled inertia and despair. What was the use? But Ame ...
Marriage accustomed one to the good things, so one came to take them for granted, but magnified the bad things, so they came to fe ...
On the thirty-first day of March, one hundred and forty-two years before this, probably about this time in the afternoon, there we ...
Stevenson had noble ideas--as did the young Franklin for that matter. But Stevenson felt that the way to implement them was to pre ...
Vodka is our enemy, so let's finish it off.
People who begin sentences with "I may be old-fashioned but--" are usually not only old-fashioned but wrong. I never thought the t ...
"Medusa, come, we'll turn him into stone," they shouted all together glaring down, "how wrong we were to let off Theseus lightly!"
Can't get Indiana off my mind, that's the place I long to see.
I know some lonely houses off the road
A robber'd like the look of,--
Wooden barred,
And windows hanging low,
The man who invented Eskimo Pie made a million dollars, so one is told, but E.E. Cummings, whose verse has been appearing off and ...
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