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Excerpts from Major American Poets: Edward Taylor (1642-1729)

Just for fun, I’ve recently started reading a couple cast-off old anthologies of American poetry published in the middle of the last century. It’s sometimes a slog, to be sure, but I do find interesting snippets here and there. I’ve decided to start posting some of them in chronological order by poet. The vast majority …

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“Small Miracles”, Pt. 2: Eight True Stories of Astonishing Coincidences

“Miracles are not contrary to nature. They’re just contrary to what we know about nature.” — Timothy Egan For shits and giggles, I recently read a little cast-off devotional book—the cloying sort your grandma would love—called Small Miracles: Extraordinary Coincidences from Everyday Life (1997), by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal. As I explained in my …

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