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02-21-2020, 05:52 AM
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Lady Justice holding the scales?
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02-21-2020, 08:03 AM
Post: #242
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The concept of Manifest Destiny?
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02-21-2020, 10:46 AM
Post: #243
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Sorry gentlemen, but all are incorrect.

This is something in Sandburg's possession.

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
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I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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02-21-2020, 06:00 PM
Post: #244
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Rob, you mentioned 'shadow ' earlier. Was that a clue?

“The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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02-21-2020, 06:26 PM
Post: #245
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The Pulitzer Prize?
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02-21-2020, 08:13 PM
Post: #246
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Steve got it. It was the Pulitzer Prize that Sandburg won for Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. I was going through my files looking for the letter, and I have yet to find it. My first thought was that the correspondent was Stanley Kimmel, but the letter I have from him, while mentioning the Prize, doesn't have the quote. Sadly, my memory ain't what she used to be, honest or otherwise.

Mike, my reference to shadow was my attempt to confuse people by letting everyone think it could be a person or a thing.

My next clue was going to be while most people only had one, Sandburg had three. The first was in 1919 for Cornhuskers while the second was The War Years. The third was The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg.

By the way Roger, how many posts do I have to make before I'm considered a Hero member?

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
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02-22-2020, 04:53 AM
Post: #247
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02-22-2020, 08:05 AM (This post was last modified: 02-22-2020 08:19 AM by Gene C.)
Post: #248
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Which reminds me of a song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HcE15qFTAk
Heroes - by Paul Overstreet

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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05-16-2020, 11:01 AM
Post: #249
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Still not much going on (writing seems like such a distant dream), so here's another question.

In 1964, a visitor appeared at Carl Sandburg's North Carolina home. While initially polite, Sandburg soon grew tired of talking to this person, saying he had to get back to work. The visitor left, rather disappointed that meeting his idol wasn't as successful as he hoped.

Who was the visitor?

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05-16-2020, 11:17 AM
Post: #250
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I have absolutely no clue - wild guess: Hubert Humphrey.
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05-16-2020, 11:23 AM (This post was last modified: 05-16-2020 11:56 AM by Rob Wick.)
Post: #251
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Good try, Roger, but it wasn't Humphrey.

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First clue. At the time of the visit, the visitor was 23.

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05-16-2020, 12:48 PM
Post: #252
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Bob Dylan?
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05-16-2020, 01:49 PM (This post was last modified: 05-16-2020 01:50 PM by Rob Wick.)
Post: #253
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Man, I'm making these too easy. It was Bob Dylan. I found the story in the newsletter of the Sandburg State Historic Site in Galesburg, but it came from Rolling Stone. Here is a link to the article. Good job, Steve!

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https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music...wo-237760/

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04-11-2021, 01:59 PM
Post: #254
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No Googling, please.

What work of Sandburg's was the reviewer talking about when he wrote "[it] is written if not in the tune, yet to the time of 'what ought to be done next'."

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I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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04-11-2021, 06:52 PM
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The People, Yes?
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