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In November of 1973, just days after his birthday, in fact, Kurt Vonnegut wrote what was then a private letter to the Drake, North Dakota, school board. This ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 54 comments on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 08:17 AM PDT with 63 Recommends
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 07:04 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
We have a schizophrenic feeling about water. We grow up with the loving mysterious frame of the blue lakes, of fluffy clouds and sunsets over oceans. Our youthful baptism grows into swimming and ...
by Reverend Billy
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 09:09 AM PST with 6 Recommends
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 97 comments on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 06:41 PM PST with 23 Recommends
from the piece: I always cringe inside when I hear someone say, ‘ oh, god is good because I accomplished X. ’ I want to grab the person by their lapels and shout, &...
by Spencer Troxell
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu May 13, 2010 at 01:47 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
I have what now becomes more or less of a tradition of posting a diary each Palm Sunday memorializing one of my favorite essays on politics, culture, and religion by the late atheist-sainted (...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
In this SNLC from right after Kurt Vonnegut's death, I mentioned that in the main ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 63 comments on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 04:23 PM PST with 15 Recommends
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 221 comments on Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 06:54 PM PST with 29 Recommends
I've been reading a bit more lately and have recently finished two of Kurt Vonnegut's books: Slaughterhouse Five and Mother Night . Before proceeding, I'd like to make one thing ...
by onanyes
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Jul 05, 2009 at 05:14 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
And now, for a little religious interlude to mark Palm Sunday: (Note: I am recycling this diary, with minor modifications, from one I wrote two years ago.) I had planned for some time to ...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Apr 05, 2009 at 09:33 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Amazing history we're experiencing, huh? At this moment, a salute to those people who should have lived to see January 20, 2009.
by zkg
Comment Count 627 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 04:41 PM PST with 353 Recommends
Since I was in middle school and first read Kurt Vonnegut's Player Piano I have been a huge fan of distopian futuristic novels. 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451 and the rest of this ...
by nathanrudy
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 06:30 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
There's some odd similarities between the current credit crisis and Kurt Vonnegut's book "Hocus Pocus."
by American Free Party
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 09:44 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
For some reason -- maybe because it's summer in Arizona; maybe because I'm having a mini-midlife crisis -- I'm re-reading a lot of books I liked in high school and freshman college. This includes ...
by TomAqMar
Comment Count 44 comments on Sat Jul 12, 2008 at 01:49 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
I haven't seen this diaried here and I know it is late on a Saturday evening. But this man meant the world to me:
by tecampbell
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2008 at 11:04 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
It's just a thought, but the Democrats were the fist major party to nominate as their top two candidates a woman, a Jew and an African American. When it comes to equality we haven't come anywhere ...
by huntsu
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Jun 06, 2008 at 04:03 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
For the past few years I have sent this essay to my friends as a New Year's salutation. I am now sending it to you. In its entirety. I don't think the the publisher would mind. The author died ...
by jeffdii
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 04:31 PM PST with 1 Recommend
I am a lurking fan of pastordan , an avid cheerleader of anti-Christian Fundamentalist diaries, and a recent commenter in ...
by gchaucer2
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 11:27 AM PST with 20 Recommends
Today would have been Kurt Vonnegut's 85th birthday if we didn't lose him about six months ago. This diary will be a short tribute to his memory and to Rememberance Day. (More about that on the ...
by SpiderStumbled22
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Nov 11, 2007 at 08:57 AM PST with 11 Recommends
I picked up Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions to re-read over the Veterans' Day weekend. It's one of those books I try to read every four or five years. I was a freshman in college ...
by Jeff Huber
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Nov 11, 2007 at 06:07 AM PST with 35 Recommends