Origin Story: “Pomp and Circumstance,” Boer War and The Lost History of Stars

June 22, 2017 • No Comments Talk about your strange origin stories. Here’s one that’s perfect for graduation season: Did you know the graduation march, “Pomp and Circumstance,” was inspired by the second Boer War? For that matter, how much do…


June 16, 2017

Thinking of Larry Brown this Father’s Day weekend

No Comments June 16, 2017 • No Comments Dwight Garner’s wonderful “American Beauties” column in The New York Times has reminded longstanding fans of the beauty and brilliance of Larry Brown’s writing and introduced him to millions of readers who missed this talented…