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Life Before Death

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Life Before Death

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La morte è un argomento tabù. E questo ce lo stiamo dicendo da anni, ormai. Ma, forse, un’esperienza collocata ancora più ai margini è la malattia. Quella che non ha risoluzione, ovviamente. Non sono un’esperta, non ho fatto ricerche, ma a pelle mi sento di dire che anche l’arte, la letteratura hanno riservato molta meno attenzione a questo argomento. E credo anche di poter dire che l’ironia, che è una delle chiavi di lettura che come SdL proviamo ad adottare nei confronti della morte, be’, con la malattia è difficile. Per me forse impossibile.

Clara Behrens, 6 febbraio 2004 e 3 marzo 2004. Ph. W. Schels Clara Behrens, 6 febbraio 2004 e 3 marzo 2004. Ph. W. Schels

Se ci penso, faccio fatica a ritrovare elaborazioni di questa esperienza. Mi viene in mente Edvard Munch, e il suo celeberrimo La fanciulla malata. Mi viene in mente un romanzo straordinario di Emmanuel Carrère, intitolato Vite che non sono la mia che per…

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Poetry Analysis: ‘Out, Out-‘ by Robert Frost

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Poetry Analysis: ‘Out, Out-‘ by Robert Frost

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Analysis of Robert Frost's "Out, Out-" Poetry Analysis: “Out, Out-” by Robert Frost. Photo via Poetic Parfait

Hello and welcome to poetry analysis with Robert Frost’s poem “Out, Out-” and I. Pull up a chair and I will pour the tea shortly. Let’s let it brew a few minutes, shall we?

Out, Out-” was published by poet Robert Frost in 1916. Many of you are likely most familiar with his poems “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Today I hope to share a bit about what I think is fascinating about this third poem of the many works by the legendary American writer.

Summary of “Out, Out-“

So, what is the poem “Out, Out-” about? (Try saying that three times fast). It features the story of a boy who accidentally cuts off his own hand with a buzz saw while doing yard work. While a doctor comes to help…

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Talk Time: Interview with Author Raymond Alexander Kukkee

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Talk Time: Interview with Author Raymond Alexander Kukkee

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Raymond Alexander Kukkee is Ready to Write Photo Snapshot: Author Raymond Alexander Kukkee

Hello hello! Here is a new author interview with Raymond Alexander Kukkee. Having him over for a chat was fun as we had lots to catch up on. It helps that I heard he likes sweet treats and so I put out some ice cream sandwiches for him at the kitchen table. We ate, we talked, we smiled. I hope you like the interview!

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Welcome, Raymond. How about you start by telling us a little about yourself and your writing background?

First of all, thank you, Christyb, for inviting me to “Poetic Parfait!”

In real life I am married, have adult children, and am retired.  I enjoy building stuff, writing, reading, the visual arts including oil painting and ceramics, carpentry, inventing, the great outdoors, fishing, prospecting, geology, walking, quadding, canoeing, gardening, and grafting apple trees. Of necessity, in living the rural life, I have…

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11 Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

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11 Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

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Google Search’s learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

Here’s an overview of some of the most useful Google search tricks, from basic tips to new features just recently released.

1. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase.

This one’s a well-known, simple trick: searching a phrase in quotes will yield only pages with the same words in the same order as what’s in the quotes. It’s one of the most vital search tips, especially useful if you’re trying to find results containing a specific a phrase.

2. Use an asterisk within quotes to specify unknown or variable words.

Here’s a lesser known trick: searching a phrase in quotes with an asterisk replacing a word will search all variations of that phrase. It’s helpful if…

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