Category Archives: Authors

Original ‘Yes, Virginia’ Santa Letter — 1897

“DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? “VIRGINIA … Continue reading

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Shameful Vintage Books About Homosexuality

This came across my Google feed for vintage books. Not sure what appalls me more: The “authors” of these books that obviously cared more about their wallets than their morals; or, the torn, confused young people that faced a hostile, … Continue reading

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Connect The Blogs: Hobbit Sighting in Rural Virginia

Dodgson at first did not think it worth publishing his tale of Wonderland and Professor Tolkien–but not his publishers–still remains to be convinced that anyone will want to read his most delightful history of a Hobbit’s journey. The above passage … Continue reading

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Peek Into the Minds of Classic Authors

I’ve been stuck in a post. While I air-out my brain and regroup, I share Emily Temple’s fascinating compilation; a peek into the minds of famous authors. What were they thinking? I’ve appropriately chosen Henry Miller’s, Remember to Remember. Do … Continue reading

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