Silence

Elbert Hubbard, born on 19 June 1856 , was an American writer, philosopher, and artist who died with his wife aboard the RMS Lusitania which was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on 7 May 1915.One of the survivors wrote to Hubbard’s son to tell him that his parents refused to… Read More Silence

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say.”Primo Levi: “The Drowned and the Saved” Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day in commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust,It was on 27 January 1945, that Soviet soldiers liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) , the largest Nazi concentration and extermination… Read More International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Writing

Wystan Hugh Auden (1907 – 29 September 1973) is an Anglo-American poet whose four hundred poems elucidate everything from love to social themes and profound meditation. (Here you can read Funeral Blues and Elegy for J.F.K.) Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for “The Age of Anxiety”, a long poem in six parts, Auden also… Read More On Writing