Mapping Discourse in R.H. Dana’s “Two Years Before the Mast”

When Richard Henry Dana Jr. visited San Francisco in 1859 after an absence of almost a quarter of a century, he was informed that, unbeknownst to him, he had become a man of considerable fame on the West Coast. As an adolescent, Dana was studying law at Harvard when he caught the measles, which led… Continue reading Mapping Discourse in R.H. Dana’s “Two Years Before the Mast”


Vienna: Coat of Arms

In a dusty corner inside my room Behind some silken cover I found a coat of arms For me to wear In a city of the ancient rites Imperial alcoves and ornate groves I came here and it's hard to bear For some of us it's tough to swallow Dealing with these diatribes Of kneeling,… Continue reading Vienna: Coat of Arms