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October 15, 2016

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Unfortunately there is a firewall so I could not access the piece right away but I tracked it down and I am glad I did so because the author is right, you can read The Road Not Taken straight or with a grain of saltine, which shows you how great Frost was, he had the populist touch and was intellectually complex like he says and it is nice that such a piece is in the Wall Street Journal not just finance.

I agree with Melissa and have ordered David Orr's book "The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong." Is the Christopher Serra illustration that accompanied the review by Lehman available for purchase in some form? It is a perfect depiction of the "The Road Not Taken" by Frost.

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