Comments: "When I was a child I read books. My reading was not indiscriminate. I preferred books that were old and thick and dull and hard."
we must staunch every opening
She means "stanch," but beautiful writing nevertheless.
Not necessarily O/T to her points: Women's suffrage in the U.S. took off first in the western states and territories, and for similar reasons: the relatively classless and common-sensical simplicity and directness of western life. You were first and foremost what you brought of yourself to the table of life on the plains, and everything else was secondary. Men of the West were more secure in their masculinity than men of the East.
Posted by Don Rodrigo at May 11, 2012 1:36 PM
I just now had time to read this all the way through. Time well spent, and thank you again, Mr. Vanderluen.
Posted by TmjUtah at May 17, 2012 5:32 PM