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Essays / Random Wanderings of Mind and Body (formerly Lost Essays)

Essays / Random Wanderings of Mind and Body (formerly Lost Essays)

By michael hill

The essay should be celebrated, and that is what we do here. We have found that all essays are not lost and that many are still being created so moving forward we will celebrate the lost and found, past and future essays.
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Is the American Southwest Edward Abbey's land? Lawrence Clark Powell might disagree.

Essays / Random Wanderings of Mind and Body (formerly Lost Essays)

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Is the American Southwest Edward Abbey's land? Lawrence Clark Powell might disagree.
Is the American Southwest Edward Abbey's land? Lawrence Clark Powell might disagree.
Is the American Southwest Edward Abbey's land? Lawrence Clark Powell might disagree with his extensive study of those who embraced the area decades and centuries before Abbey. 
03:41
November 16, 2022
Ayn Rand - How does one lead a rational life in an irrational society?
Ayn Rand - How does one lead a rational life in an irrational society?
Let's get judgemental here. 
04:13
November 09, 2022
A love letter to Joan Didion - Episode 14
A love letter to Joan Didion - Episode 14
Joan Didion is a complex writer who created easily readable text. If you enjoy essays and period pieces check out her writing. 
03:18
October 05, 2022
Daniel Defoe's - "The Instability of Human Glory"
Daniel Defoe's - "The Instability of Human Glory"
Daniel Defoe's -  "The Instability of Human Glory". A lesser known essay from the guy that wrote Robinson Crusoe. Enjoy 
03:38
August 21, 2022
Christopher Morley's "What Men Live By" - A Lost Essay
Christopher Morley's "What Men Live By" - A Lost Essay
A timeless examination of how to be heard. 
03:36
June 09, 2022
Francis Bacon's "Of Riches" Episode Eleven
Francis Bacon's "Of Riches" Episode Eleven
Sir Francis Bacon's thoughts about wealth. 
05:05
May 13, 2022
Woodrow Wilson's "A New Freedom" episode ten
Woodrow Wilson's "A New Freedom" episode ten
Let's see what Woodrow Wilson plans to do about the hustle and bustle of 1912.
08:54
April 27, 2022
Theodore Roosevelt's "The Strenuous Life" - Episode Nine
Theodore Roosevelt's "The Strenuous Life" - Episode Nine
What would Teddy think about the "Strenuous Life" of 2022? 
06:01
April 20, 2022
Nikolai Gogol's "Diary Of A Madman" - Episode Eight
Nikolai Gogol's "Diary Of A Madman" - Episode Eight
While not an essay - Nikolai Gogol's protagonist in Diary of a Madman transcends time and can teach many lessons today - so while it is almost just flash fiction - it, in my opinion, has some essay qualities. Enjoy. 
04:53
April 02, 2022
John Kindrick Bang's "My Silent Servants" Episode Seven
John Kindrick Bang's "My Silent Servants" Episode Seven
Bangs thinks books are medicine - some think books are poison. 
02:60
February 20, 2022
Robert Louis Stevenson's "An Apology for Idlers" Episode Six
Robert Louis Stevenson's "An Apology for Idlers" Episode Six
Robert Louis Stevenson wants you to cut class - listen to his support of truancy. 
04:19
February 03, 2022
George Orwell's "Books vs. Cigarettes" Lost Essays Episode 5
George Orwell's "Books vs. Cigarettes" Lost Essays Episode 5
Is reading expensive? A luxury reserved only for the few? Find out on Lost Essays. 
03:03
January 09, 2022
Albert Halper "A Room with a View" Episode Five - Lost Essays
Albert Halper "A Room with a View" Episode Five - Lost Essays
Let us exist for a moment with a young Albert Halper in his first writing environment. 
03:19
December 26, 2021
Christopher Morley's "On Doors" Episode Four
Christopher Morley's "On Doors" Episode Four
Check out this interesting look at doors. 
04:07
December 05, 2021
E.B. White's "Good-bye to Forty-eighth Street" Episode Three
E.B. White's "Good-bye to Forty-eighth Street" Episode Three
Let us join E.B. White while he attempts to clean house. 
06:07
November 24, 2021
Helen Keller's essay - "Three Days to See" - Lost Essays episode two.
Helen Keller's essay - "Three Days to See" - Lost Essays episode two.
First appearing in Atlantic Monthly - Helen Keller creates an emotionally moving piece of prose. 
04:25
November 14, 2021
Lost Essays - Charles S. Brooks - "Serious Stupid Persons"
Lost Essays - Charles S. Brooks - "Serious Stupid Persons"
Join Lost Essays as we discover author Charles S. Brooks and visit his essay - Serious Stupid Persons. 
05:14
November 13, 2021
November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021
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November 12, 2021