Monthly Archives: September 2012

Six Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The poems come from the volume “Second April”. The titles are: Travel, Song of a Second April, Inland, Wraith, Doubt No More that Oberon, and Lament

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #305

#305 Jay Gould Gould was famous for getting control of a railroad and then looting the assets. He and his rivals had agents delivering cash bribes to legislatures. An honest politician only took money from one of them

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Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950) wrote this poem in 1912 when she was 20. Although she wrote many other poems that were published, this is the one poem most often associated with her. It became known to television … Continue reading

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #304

#304 Henry Ford It’s interesting that in not asking people what they want, He and Steve Jobs were on the same page.

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #303

#303 Otto Von Bismarck

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #302

#302 Rebecca West – author. (1892 – 1983) Real name┬áCicely Isabel Fairfield She had an affair with H. G. Wells which produced a son, Anthony West. She was rumored to also have had an affair with Charlie Chaplin. She went … Continue reading

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