Nov 26, 2020
This week, Scott and Karl talk about two, while unsuspecting, companion pieces: Thomas Gray’s poem “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” and Norman Rockwell's iconic painting Freedom from Want.
Scott says, "They are both about hearth and normal forgotten people."
"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” is a...
Nov 19, 2020
This week, Scott and Karl read the classical epic, The Song of Roland, translated by Dorthy Sayers.
The Song of Roland is an 11th-century epic poem based on the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne. Although the poem was set in the Carolingian era, The Song of Roland was actually written...
Nov 5, 2020
This week, Scott and Karl read Mark Twain's "The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut."
Don't let the long title misguide you, this Twain original is short and wonderfully mischievous.
As the story goes, Twain is expecting a visit from his dear, nagging Aunt Mary. Before her arrival, Twain has...