Welcome...

This site has been designed to provide information related to the study of

the Humanities.  Here you will find poems, short stories, novels, essays,

discussion questions, links to other websites, and photographs related to

various topics in the Humanities.

The site provides a number of interesting categories.  Please click on a

link above to visit one of the sections dealing with a topic related to the

Humanities.

Click here for our companion website, The Journeys of Odysseus.

The section titled Photo Galleries has been redesigned, as well as the section on goldfish.   For Audio recordings of some of Peter’s poems, as well as a presentation on William Shakespeare, click here: Audio Recordings A new feature to the site has been added:  a blog.  Please visit the blog by clicking on this link, BLOG or by using the tab placed above:  “What is true of individuals is true of nations.  One cannot forgive too much.  The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”  Mohandas Gandhi, All Men Are Brothers. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.  The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.  In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“Patriotism having become one of out topiks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, am apophthegm, at which many will start:  ‘Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.’  But let it be considered, that he did not mean a real and generous love of country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak for self-interest.”  James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson.
Abraham Lincoln, a true patriot
This universal, obligatory force-feeding with lies is now the most agonizing aspect of existence in our country- worse than all or material miseries, worse than any lack of civil liberties.”  Aleksander I. Solzhenistsyn, Letter to the Soviet Leaders.

The Study of the Humanities

At a time when the nation mourns yet another senseless act of violence, it is appropriate that we remember the words of one of the founders of the Republican party and repudiate the words of a person who is seeking to destroy so much of what we believe in as Americans: “With malice toward none; with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and for his orphan--to do all which may achieve  and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.’ Abraham Lincoln

Welcome...

This site has been designed to provide information related to the study of

the Humanities.  Here you will find poems, short stories, novels, essays,

discussion questions, links to other websites, and photographs related to

various topics in the Humanities.

The site provides a number of interesting categories.  Please click on a link

above to visit one of the sections dealing with a topic related to the

Humanities.

Click here for our companion website, The Journeys of Odysseus.

The section titled Photo Galleries has been redesigned, as well as the section on goldfish.   For Audio recordings of some of Peter’s poems, as well as a presentation on William Shakespeare, click here: Audio Recordings A new feature to the site has been added:  a blog.  Please visit the blog by clicking on this link, BLOG or by using the tab placed above:  “What is true of individuals is true of nations.  One cannot forgive too much.  The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”  Mohandas Gandhi, All Men Are Brothers. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.  The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.  In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life.”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.
© Copyright 2007 - 2014 Peter J. Ponzio
Peter J. Ponzio