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12 Minutes of Walden

12 Minutes of Walden

To begin reading Walden by Henry David Thoreau. (Apologies for my Latin.) AUDIO FILE: Walden-Economy-A ECONOMY WHEN I WROTE the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, […]

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Audio Recording of Whitman’s (1855) “Song of Myself”

Audio recording of Whitman’s (1855) “Song of Myself” by Doug Storm (1:49:42) *** Do I contradict myself? Very well then . . . . I contradict myself; I am large . . . . I contain multitudes. I concentrate toward them that are nigh . . . . I wait on the door-slab. Who has […]

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An Audio Recording of “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

An audio recording by Doug Storm of “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. (32:37)

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Audio Recording of “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Audio recording by Doug Storm of Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” (44:56)

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from Nature by Emerson

An audio recording by Doug Storm from Emerson’s Nature. (10:52) Introduction: Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should […]

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from “Self-Reliance” by Emerson

An audio recording by Doug Storm of the below selection from “Self-Reliance.” (13:24) from Essays: First Series (1841) Ralph Waldo Emerson “Ne te quaesiveris extra.” “Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too […]

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Letter III of Letters From an American Farmer

An audio recording by Doug Storm of a selection from Letters from an American Farmer by Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur. – from Letters from an Amercian Farmer–from Letter III. (duration approximately 11 minutes) What is an American. I WISH I could be acquainted with the feelings and thoughts which must agitate the heart and present themselves […]

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from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

An audio recording by Doug Storm of selections of The Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. (duration approximately 18 minutes) from Leaving Boston from Arrival in Philadelphia from Arriving at Moral Perfection *** from Leaving Boston At length, a fresh difference arising between my brother and me, I took upon me to assert my freedom, presuming that […]

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from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Audio Recording by Doug Storm.  From “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God“ (1741) by Jonathan Edwards. So that, thus it is that natural men are held in the hand of God, over the pit of hell; they have deserved the fiery pit, and are already sentenced to it; and God is dreadfully provoked, his anger […]

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from Of Plymouth Plantation

Audio recording by Doug Storm of portions of Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford. from Chapter 9 from Chapter 11 Indian Relations First Thanksgiving

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Explanation and Example: Capitalist Nationalism

**Reformist consciousness was famously described by Gramsci as “dual” or “contradictory”; on the one hand accepting the permanence of the […]

Building the Insanity In: Ex Machina

This is not a movie review. This is me thinking about empathy. Last night, lonely little ol’ me sat in […]

Dislodged Giant: Can We Use Stevens to Interpret Dickinson?

You tell me. “I thought that nature was enough” by Emily Dickinson I thought that nature was enough Till Human […]

By Metaphor Alone

Motivation matters. If the scientific method (which we make into the massive all-encompassing abstraction of SCIENCE to compete with the […]

By Force of Law

Nothing new under the sun. Why do you suppose a “Sanders” presidency would change what is described below in Chapter […]

Now You Know What A Horse Is: Views On Education in the 19th Century

Schools are scenes of extreme manipulation and coercion. Our national and state interest in them is less than benign, or […]