If you are seeking stimulation in the literary, arts and humanitarian fields, or just in life generally, allow me to introduce you to ‘Remy Benoit writing on all things’ – a new blog site guaranteed to stimulate.
Miz’ Remy, as she likes to be called, is an historian, author and long time veteran advocate from the USA’s deep south.
Here’s a smattering (excerpts only) of topics covered on Mis’ Remy’s blog. To view them in their entirety go to: http://remybenoit.wordpress.com/
writing on all things
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This time stand with the Nez Perce
When I used to teach about the fight between the cavalry and the Nez Perce, the young people would be outraged at such senseless destruction over a 1500 mile range of pursuit and fighting. Chief Joseph made a speech that went to the heart of the matter amidst the cold snow, ice, and slaughter:
Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our Chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Ta Hool Hool Shute is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are – perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.
An Interview with Robert Foley: The Consequences of Playing God
Mr. Foley has written a seminal work on the state of education in our country. It is a book everyone who cares about our children and their education should read. As I turned page after page of his exquisite writing, my mind kept going back to two decades as a teacher and remembering people and situations so close to the tale he is telling and you should be reading. You will find his book and my review here. Do put it on your must read list! Consequences of Playing God.
Now, to the interview with his publisher at XLibris.
Robert Joseph Foley is a retired teacher. He spent 34 years teaching in an urban school district and for most of those years was an active representative of the Yonkers Federation of Teachers. He has previously published a poetry collection – “These Little Poems of Death and after Life” – and is currently working on securing production for two as yet unpublished plays. He currently works as a free lance writer and proofreader for several independent publications.
Do you have any particular literary influences that help you develop writing in your genre, subject, and style?
I cannot pinpoint any particular writer who has influenced me; actually, I have developed what I think is a unique style that is probably the sum of all my reading experiences. Favorite writers range from Joyce Carol Oates back to Dostoevsky and Charles Dickens.
Who is Miz’ Remy?
Like all of you, I am many things.
A writer, editor, publisher. http://www.niquahanam.com/writing
Editor for the West Point Class of 1968. Two volumes: Both Sides of the Wall Reflections of the West Point Class of 1968
A long time veteran advocate. http://www.welcomehomesolider.com
A book reviewer.
An activist who treasures life on this planet for which we are caretakers.
Do yourself a favour and visit ‘Remy Benoit writing on all things’ blog at http://remybenoit.wordpress.com/ –Lance