Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

THE MASKS OF GOD by Joseph Campbell – a Never-ending Story

I don’t usually post reviews here, but Joseph Campbell and his luminous learning and erudition continue to stun me even after my years as a graduate student–and that’s a long time ago.  He inspired my master’s thesis, “Emily Dickinson and … Continue reading

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GOOD PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS –“News Flash!!!”

As of 3/14/2014,GOOD PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS now has its OWN SITE! http://www.goodpeopledoinggreatthings.com It’s still sketchy, only three posts so far, but it will flesh out fairly quickly. Please … visit, follow and, most of all, participate and contribute. We … Continue reading

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What You Can Do Right Now to Make a Difference, a Tonic for Our Times

The following I suspect needs very little prologue, for as Shakespeare said, “the past is prologue,” (check the news, old and new), and as Flannery O’Connor said, “the violent bear it away.” ” Things fall apart, the center will not hold” … Continue reading

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DON’T TRIP ON THE TROPES: “There Came a Day at Summer’s Full Entirely for Me”

(c) Copyright 2013, Margaret Langstaff, All Rights Reserved. Here is another beautiful example of Emily Dickinson‘s “sacramental” relationship with the natural world (cf., my previous posts).         THERE came a day at summer’s full Entirely for me; I … Continue reading

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Oranges in a Sunny Chair: Wallace Stevens’ “Sunday Morning”

Sunday traditionally has been a time for reflection, easy speculation, and many of us call a truce with the nattering details of our lives to indulge our senses and explore with greater interest and attention the possible sense in things (if anything). Poetry, the best, … Continue reading

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