The Secret Blogger of the 19th Century (and Emily)

Some people (including James Wolcott) put Ralph Waldo Emerson at the top of the list of America’s greatest writers. Read his journals and you’ll see why: Emerson talking to himself outshines even the greatest of today’s bloggers with apparent ease. Which is why, on this day, the occasion of my youngest daughter’s 18th birthday, I’mContinue reading “The Secret Blogger of the 19th Century (and Emily)”