PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 4/20/2018


I had to step back from the writing and reading again for a little while due to more life events. So much catch-up, but that’s okay. In the end, a little pressure is often a useful thing.

Poem

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Well, they are gone, and here must I remain,
This lime-tree bower my prison! I have lost
Beauties and feelings, such as would have been
Most sweet to my remembrance even when age
Had dimm’d mine eyes to blindness! They, meanwhile,
Friends, whom I never more may meet again,
On springy heath, along the hill-top edge,
Wander in gladness, and wind down, perchance,
To that still roaring dell, of which I told;

Sammy takes something as simple as his incapacity to take part in a leisurely walk with his friends and somehow makes it this most amazing experience.

Essay

Back When the End Was Near by Charles C. Mann from Smithsonian Magazine (January / February 2018)

‘The Population Bomb’ made dire predictions—and triggered a wave of repression around the world.

A fascinating recollection of how an idea, no matter its merits and quality of research, can set off dire consequences.

Short Story

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber 

If you’re like me a week ago, you didn’t realize the movie came from a short story published in 1939. A fun read.

Happy Friday!

-Phillip

2 thoughts on “PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 4/20/2018”

  1. I really liked the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. And you’re right, I didn’t know it was based on a short story from 1939. Guess its themes are those which hold true in any decade.

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