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“The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato (part 3 of 3)

“The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato (part 3 of 3) But what if there had been a circumcision of such natures in the days of their youth and they had been severed from those sensual pleasures, such as eating and drinking, which, like leaden weights, were attached to them at their birth, and which …

“The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato (part 2 of 3)

“The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato (part 2 of 3) And if there were a contest, and he had to compete in measuring the shadows with the prisoners who had never moved out of the den, while his sight was still weak, and before his eyes had become steady (and the time which would …

“The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato (part 1 of 3)

“The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato (part 1 of 3) For my dear friend Ruth – Keep returning to the cave to enlighten blinded souls. The following is written as a narration of a conversation between Socrates and Plato’s brother, Glaucon. **************** And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far …

“The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street” by Helene Hanff…A Book Review

“The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street” by Helene Hanff In her follow up volume to “84, Charing Cross Road”, Hanff takes you on a ride through her adventures in London in “The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street”. After twenty years of corresponding with the Doel family and a burning desire to visit London, Hanff finally cashes in …

“Why We Dream” by Alice Robb…A Book Review

“Why We Dream” by Alice Robb… After reading “Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey” by Alice Robb, I was left with a new respect for the true power that comes with the seemingly insignificant elements of my nightly journeys. As a person suffering the effects of PTSD for almost two decades, …

84, Charing Cross Road..

After finishing “84, Charing Cross Road” by Helene Hanff, I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the power of correspondence. Hanff, through her own personal accounts, shares the ability to know the people you’ve never met. As an incarcerated person myself, most new friendships I strike up with the world beyond are through the power …