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“Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.” Louisa May Alcott, Little Men To Louisa May Alcott, general goodness is the most important possession. Kind people express Read more…

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Keats in Context     John Keats is one of the greatest poets in the Romantic Era and arguably one of the greatest poets that has ever lived. Keats was known for his neo-Elizabethan and classical style of writing and unique passion in his poems. Keats, throughout his life, was plagued with a series of Read more…

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Anthony Doerr, the author of Idaho’s essay, is an accomplished author of books such as The Shell Collector, About Grace, Seasons in Rome, and recently, Memory Wall. His books have been twice a New York Times Notable Book and once an American Library Association Book of the Year. Doerr also is the author of many short stories, which have won the Rome Prize, four O. Henry prizes, and several others. He also has a column in The Boston Globe and less often writes Op-Eds for The New York Times. In Doerr’s career he has developed an interest for science and the natural world. He frequently writes about nature and reviews scientific books. Doerr has also worked and lived in both Africa and New Zealand where many of his stories take place. He is now residing in Boise, Idaho with his wife and two sons.

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From Seed to Fruit   The man is scared, this man frightened by the world outside. He walks with a hunched back Looking down at his feet: he never even tries. He hides in his home, wondering what he lacks Then it suddenly comes to his mind: “It’s courage!” He hears something next door, he Read more…

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  COURAGE     Courage is a trait; it helps create heroes and aids in the destruction of villains. People all over the world have gained this trait and used it to protect what they believe in and what they love. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an African-American social rights activist who fought for Read more…