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March 06, 2014


Nicely done. A beautiful meditation on one of our poetic treasures.

Another fine post, Angela. Very good to have the student reactions. "Memories of Imperialism" was a great crowd-pleaser when JA read it aloud at public readings. The way my kind works. . .I thought of three other Deweys: Thomas (the governor of NY who lost the presidency to FDR in 44 and to Truman in 48), John (the progressive educator), and dewy-eyed Dewey, brother of Huey and Louie, son of Donald.

I concur.... Well written. Thanx.

I read this post three times and now I can honestly say I got it!

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