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June 11th, 2013

I’m working feverishly to keep articles coming.  Each one, however, requires a bit of research.  I want to do my best to get sources nailed down tight.  This is simple with hardcopy books, but sources found on the internet are a different story.  As we all know, thousands of websites come and go every day.  This is why I will try to stick to more scholarly websites and books for sources and bibliographies.  I will attempt to use MLA-style bibliogaraphies.  Additionally, I will try my damnedest to provide content that is a bit outside of the norm.  Furthermore, I’m trying to get a hold on the whole SEO thing (Search Engine Optimization) but don’t know much about it.  I just want the site to be accessible to as many folks as possible.   Advice would be most appreciated.

June 13th, 2013

Just finished the City of God post.  How does one summarize a 1000 some-odd page work in a few short paragraphs?  Answer: Broad brush strokes.  I hope I’ve done it justice.  The image did not work quite as expected and I’m not sure how to correct it.  However, it’s the writing that counts!  Although I’m a Protestant, Augustine is one of my heroes.  The guy was just so damn intelligent; a philosopher of history, too.  This is why I posted the article under “History,” not “Literature.” He was well-versed in Platonic philosophy, history and an authority on the Roman pagan gods.  What better man to refute them than Augustine?

June 14th, 2013

Just finished the A Clean, Well Lighted Place post.  Ernest Hemingway did more to influence 20th century American prose than perhaps any other author, dead or alive.  He was the master of understatement.  He wrote with short declarative sentences and concrete words.  Almost no adverbs.  His stories generally left more unsaid than said.  It is for these reasons his stories, in this writer’s opinion, are timeless.

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