Why do we serve?

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    Song of the Shirt, 1941

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    Reading

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    Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), founder of the Algonquin Table (an influential group of New York City writers, critics, and actors that met for lunch every day at the Algonquin Hotel) and…

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    Old Woman Magoun

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    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman began writing in the 1880s. Much of her work concerns the daily realities of life in the provincial New England towns of that era. She is…

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    Three Questions

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    What if there were a way to be certain so one would "never stray in any matter"? Leo Tolstoy—one of the giants of 19th century Russian literature—begins his story with…

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    On Some Streets

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    Sarah Cortez is a teacher, poet, and police officer who often writes about her experiences on the force. Her poem “On Some Streets,” describes streets where people so not welcome…