“But since his death, Sandburg's stock has fallen. In 'Pertinent Players,' a 1993 collection of critical essays, Epstein concluded that Sandburg is 'a poet not so much forgotten as scarcely any longer read.'
“But despite a diminished profile in the years since his passing, Sandburg continues to claim a place in American letters. His poetry remains in print, along with a good bit of his prose.
"The house where he was born in Galesburg, Illinois, is a local shrine, and the North Carolina home where Sandburg spent the final years of his life is operated as a historic site by the National Park Service. The Day Carl Sandburg Died, a recent public television documentary, argues for Sandburg's abiding relevance in American culture. Back in Galesburg, plans are underway to erect a statue depicting the poet beside one of his family's Nubian goats in the town square.”
From “A Workingman's Poet” at neh.govYou've heard about the “seven-year itch.” But according to new research, when is there a huge decline in happiness in most marriages?“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin“I don't think there's going to be a sense of normalcy for a while. There are scars here that will be with us for a long time.” — Tom Champoux, pointing to boarded-up windows after last week's twin bombings during the Boston Marathon.Four years in, with another decline in years seven to eight. Half of all divorces occur in the first seven years of marriage.
Snob wordssoigné (swahn-YEH), Fr., adj. – carefully or elegantly done, operated or designed, as in: “The editorial writer snorted in disgust at the politician's dismissal of his soigné editorial.”On this date in 1861, President Lincoln suspended he writ of habeus corpus; because he could, that's why.The Earth’s plates move just a few inches a year – about as fast as a person’s fingernails grow, according to the website RandomHistory.com. This continental pattern predicts that 250 million years from now, a new supercontinent will be born.