Quote of The Week

“It is curious – very curious – that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.”

Mark Twain



At a time when nobody seems able to think about anything but the new virus, we owe it to ourselves to think about something different.

So the Featured Essays in the coming weeks will all be about travel, holidays, outdoor pleasures. and escape. Enjoy the trip!


Topics of the Week

The Featured Essay: The Road to Liberty recounts a journey through history in upstate New York.

Writing Life: What do I know? finds an answer to that tricky question in Montaigne and Margaret Atwood..

Rediscoveries has two recent entries – Neil Postman – a highly original American social critic, and Eric Hoffer a critic of an earlier age who helps to explain the political catastrophe we are facing in 2020.

Weekly Radio Essays can be heard every Monday, usually shortly after 7:40 a.m. on 91.1 WSHU and 89.9 WSUF as well as other stations in the region.


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