The Tragedy Of Goodman Brown And The Folly Of Pedestalism

Who is Goodman Brown and what does it have to do with being on a pedestal?  Young Goodman Brown is a short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 1800s. The story centers around a young man, who grew up in a small Puritan community called Salem Village. It was …

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My Thoughts On Richard Cory

In 1897, Edwin Robinson wrote a poem called “Richard Cory”.  It would later become better known as the Ballad of Richard Cory sung by Simon and Garfunkel.  As I read the original poem and read some of the commentaries, I am struck by a familiar chord. In the poem, there …

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Waiting For Godot

Have you ever watched a theatre play, that is remembered more than 15 years later? Such is the case with Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. While in college, I had the pleasure of seeing it performed, live. In the future, I was going to see how God would make good …

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