Author Archives: Lea Ryan

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Author, blogger, podcaster, occasional artist

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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Mardell

Had we but world enough and time, This coyness, lady, were no crime. We would sit down, and think which way To walk, and pass our long love’s day. Thou by the Indian Ganges’ side Shouldst rubies find; I by … Continue reading

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The Storm; Minerva’s Petition By Jonathan Swift

Pallas, a goddess chaste and wise Descending lately from the skies, To Neptune went, and begg’d in form He’d give his orders for a storm; A storm, to drown that rascal Hort,[1] And she would kindly thank him for’t: A … Continue reading

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The Addams Family Cartoons by Charles Addams

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The Yule Guest By Bliss Carman (William)

And Yanna by the yule log Sat in the empty hall, And watched the goblin firelight Caper upon the wall: The goblins of the hearthstone, Who teach the wind to sing, Who dance the frozen yule away And usher back … Continue reading

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Sue Grafton Quotes

As you may have heard/read, Sue Grafton passed away last Thursday. Today, we have a collection of her quotes. “You can’t save others from themselves because those who make a perpetual muddle of their lives don’t appreciate your interfering with … Continue reading

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Watch-Night by Mary Hannay Foott

Midnight, musical and splendid, And the Old Year’s life is ended, And the New, “born in the purple,” babe yet crowned, among us dwells; While Creation’s welcome swells, Starlight all the heavens pervading, And the whole world serenading Him, at … Continue reading

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