Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Art of the Novella: Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

Originally published in 1957, Saul Bellow’s Seize the Day is considered one of the twentieth century’s finest works of fiction. It chronicles a single day in the life of one Tommy Wilhelm, a failed middle-aged actor, living on a precipice. … Continue reading

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The Sea Around Us

Although BP has said that all is going as planned with operation “Top Kill,” nothing will be conclusively known about its success until sometime Sunday.    While most articles about this environmental catastrophe refer to this as a spill, that word … Continue reading

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The Forever Young

On Tuesday, May 18th, we reached a grim milestone in Afghanistan: 1,000 American deaths.  The death count started slowly and we didn’t really pay much notice as we were distracted by our larger presence and the higher death count in … Continue reading

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