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Lermontov Translated Goethe, And I Can’t Not Share It

Lermontov Translated Goethe, And I Can’t Not Share It

YES, FOLKS, I am very-geekily-excited to have discovered that Mikhail Lermontov -- the Russian Romantic poet who wrote A Hero of Our Time -- composed a free translation of J. W. von Goethe's famous short poem "Wandrers Nachtlied II" (aka "Über allen Gipfeln...")! (Anyone who has taken formal German classes should recognize…read more →
A Simple Thought on Not Publishing One’s Thoughts

A Simple Thought on Not Publishing One’s Thoughts

Ignore, for a minute, the tremendous irony of the title. Some time ago, a friend of mine who is a Benedictine monk (and priest) shared with me a remark made by his novice master: "Every now and then, try to have an unpublished thought." That small remark has stuck with…read more →