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The Weekly Standard Last February, Harvard’s Belknap Press issued the final volume of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Collected Works, a project that had taken over 40 years. It was conceived at the beginning of what is now called “The Emerson Revival.” Before the 1970s, Harvard professor Lawrence Buell remarks, “even specialists could not be counted on to treat Emerson as anything better than an amateur warmup act.” Poststructuralism, however, provided a paradigm for “Emerson’s fragmentary, self-reflexive prose,” and as its star rose, so did Emerson’s. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1845) Interest in Emerson has been going strong ever since.

Sound Bites Growing up in the late '70s/ early '80s, I spent a lot of time in the car with my parents and the only radio station we could ever agree on was WRON in my hometown of Lewisburg, WV. The FM station was easy listening (way more horrible than the Lite FMs of today) and it's AM version which played the hits. And at the time, the hits were all pretty mellow. Barry Gibb was writing for everyone, the Doobie Brothers were huge, "You Light Up My Life" was unavoidable, and the Little River Band was the WV-approved version of Steely Dan. Despite the path my musical taste has taken since, I still have a soft spot for soft rock. (Yes, I own England Dan & John Ford Coley's Nights Are Forever on vinyl.)

Screw Rock 'n' Roll First, the depth of the crisis is masked for the ALP by the electoral system. The two party preferred system inflates the focus on Labor when the real mood of the electorate is one of a cultural and emotional disengagement with the whole democratic system. The crisis is masked again by compulsory voting when representative democracy itself is now part of the problem as new horizontal and more direct forms of democracy permeate our lives, often online. But in Oz, while you are legally bound to participate in a system that, to say the least, is losing its legitimacy, democracy becomes more and more just an edifice. Of course, the same applies to the Liberals, but it matters more for the ALP because the right is always in power, regardless of whether it’s in office. Democracy is the only tool Labor has, the only source of power and influence.

Music to Write By by Indra Sena If you are struggling with writer's block, looking for inspiration while crafting, or having trouble getting started when you sit down to write, music just might be the perfect muse. Music can relax or invigorate you. The lyrics often refer to timeless themes, much the way writing does. Instruments can also express a wide variety of emotional nuance. Anger, sorrow, joy and despair are all common emotions music seeks to express.

3 Miracle Face Masks to Fix Congested Skin Whether your complexion is chronically congested, or you’re simply susceptible to the occasional breakout, these superstar masks are your ultimate weapons in the war against flaws; the ‘Dysons’ of the skin care world, these potent pore purifiers will leave skin looking spic ‘n’ span, lickety split! A beauty blogger favourite, apply Aesop’s {Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque} at the first sign of trouble. With white kaolin clay to lure impurities from their lairs, alongside soothing aloe vera, anti-inflammatory lavender and conditioning rosehip seed oil, this works to quickly calm redness, battle blemishes and restore skin harmony. Infused with Hungary’s mineral-rich healing waters, Omorovicza’s {Deep Cleansing Mask} is brimming with skin clarifying and strengthening ingredients, to reduce irritation and neutralise spot-causing bacteria. You may well have 99 problems, but a zit needn’t be one of them if you’re armed with May Lindstrom’s {The Problem Solver}.

songs you taught me If you are a new angler one of the first challenges, before you ever get out on the water, is learning the terminology and what equipment you will need for the type of fishing you want to do. Fishing tackle is the term for everything fishing related, from reels,lines, floats, rods, baits & lures to nets, waders and tackle boxes. The selections and differences are massive, and knowing what you need, and even what is what, can be overwhelming to a new angler. Terminal tackle is the type of fishing tackle that is attached to the end of your fishing line and includes leaders, swivels, sinkers, floats and snaps. A complete set of tackle, ready for fishing is called a fishing a rig, and might be a good idea for a new angler, and can take some of the stress out of trying to select individual items.

Best Songs to Write to - 10 Best Songs to Work to I've received a lot of e-mails asking me how I write. The simple answer is, I write late at night, with my headphones on, listening to music. These are some songs I really like, especially for writing. They frequently find a place on my midnight playlist. I hope you like them, too. (Scroll down to see how you can share some of your favorites....) 9 Ways to Make Missionary Position SO MUCH HOTTER In our roster of 36 sex positions, missionary definitely takes home the title of MVP. But when you do one move in the same way over and over again, you might be tempted to retire it from your playbook. Don't.

Root Blog - frequent drool Saturday December 19, 7pm Microscope is very pleased to welcome San Francisco-based artist Paul Clipson back to the gallery for an evening of new and recent Super 8 and 16mm film – screened in their original formats – presented with Mono No Aware. The program of works made over the past three years includes films in which “aspects of memory, dreams and recordings of the everyday are juxtaposed with densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments vast and small, all within a flowing formal and thematic experimental aesthetic that encourages unplanned-for results.” The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Paul Clipson. $8 admission Total running time: 60 minutes _ Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and experimental film artist whose work involves projected installation and live collaborative performances with sound artists and musicians.

Music vs. Muse: Music to Write By s a student, I studied with soft music in the background. As a government bureaucrat engaged in technical, government, and speech writing, I played classical music to set the mood and drown out the phones and busy-ness of an office. Today, however, when I sit down to pen a chapter for my Carolina Slade suspense series or compose an editorial for FundsforWriters, I can’t stand to hear anything but silence.

Bras For Large Cup Sizes - Plus Size Lingerie Here's a shopping truth: Finding bras that are both supportive and stylish is trickier when your breasts are a DD cup or higher. Seeing that as a challenge rather than a sad fact of life, we went straight to the bra-fit experts at Panache, ThirdLove, Wacoal, and Eveden to find the most comfortable, flattering, and fashion-forward intimates in sizes starting at DD. A successful search starts with fit. According to Wacoal's national consultant manager Dawn Kenney, "Bras should never be uncomfortable. However, many women — especially full-busted women — associate wearing a bra with pain."

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