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In Memoriam: Mary Beth Stanley, 1968 – 2016: “Think of Me”

Her name was Mary Beth Stanley. I am her father, and she was the older of my two daughters. Please remember her. No child was ever wanted more. I was reluctant to have another kid, because money was tight and … Continue reading

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Walking with Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Inscriptions – “To a Certain Cantatrice”

Walking with Walt Whitman A daily installment from Leaves of Grass ‌Inscriptions ‌‌ ‌ ‌ “To a Certain Cantatrice” Here, take this gift, I was reserving it for some hero, speaker, or general, One who should serve the good old … Continue reading

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Walking with Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Inscriptions – “On Journeys Through the States”

Walking with Walt Whitman A daily installment from Leaves of Grass ‌Inscriptions ‌‌ ‌ ‌ “On Journeys Through the States” On journeys through the States we start, (Ay through the world, urged by these songs, Sailing henceforth to every land, … Continue reading

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Walking with Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Inscriptions – “To the States”

Walking with Walt Whitman A daily installment from Leaves of Grass ‌Inscriptions ‌‌ ‌ ‌ “To the States” To the States or any one of them, or any city of the States,          Resist much, obey little, Once … Continue reading

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Walking with Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Inscriptions – “Beginnings”

Walking with Walt Whitman A daily installment from Leaves of Grass ‌Inscriptions ‌‌ ‌ ‌ “Beginnings” How they are provided for upon the earth, (appearing at intervals,) How dear and dreadful they are to the earth, How they inure to … Continue reading

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Walking with Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Inscriptions – “Beginning My Studies”

‌ Walking with Walt Whitman A daily installment from Leaves of Grass. ‌Inscriptions ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌‌ “Beginning My Studies” Beginning my studies the first step pleas’d me so much, The mere fact consciousness, these forms, the power of motion, … Continue reading

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Walking with Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Inscriptions – “When I Read the Book”

Walking with Walt Whitman A daily installment from Leaves of Grass. ~ ❦ ~ “When I Read the Book” When I read the book, the biography famous, And is this then (said I) what the author calls a man’s life? … Continue reading

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