A hurricane came, and devastation reigned (Hamilton Musical, 2)

The opening number of Hamilton: An American Musical, “Alexander Hamilton,” has brief references to every important aspect of Hamilton’s life and character: his being illegitimate and an orphan, his ambition, his constant rushing, his desire to change the world. It’s brilliant. But I think it’ll be … Continue reading

“Shedding the world like a feather from the tip of a tilted wing…” (Wanderlust 3)

The title of this post comes from “Silver Ships,” whose author, Mildred Plew Meigs, lived 1892-1944. Since the copyright status isn’t clear, I won’t paste the poem here: instead, I’m sending you off to the website of the 100th Bomb Group Foundation, … Continue reading