May 28th 2021

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”

– William James

May 22nd 2021

“They tried to stand off the soldiers, but the men fired and killed them both. So the song’s wrong about the jail, but that’s put in for poetry. You can’t allus have things like they are in poetry. Poetry ain’t what you’d call truth. There ain’t room enough in the verses.”

– A singer’s commentary on “The Ballad of Sam Bass,” A Treasury of American Folklore