Even better news from the Twins: As teams around baseball cut hundreds of minor league players, Minnesota does not plan on releasing any minor leaguers, a source tells ESPN. If there is no minor league season, all the players currently in the farm system will get the $400 a week. https://t.co/fAavhlkUhM … [Read more...] about Report: Minnesota Twins Commit To Paying Minor League Players Through August 31, Will Not Release Any Players
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We recommend you fill it out before heading out to return your books. Otherwise we will ask you to fill it out on your phone at school and the process will take longer. … [Read more...] about Southwest High School Senior Textbook And Library Book Drop Off
After the war, Frankl was devastated to learn that neither his parents nor his wife had made it out of the camps alive. But he did have his work, and he buried himself in it, reconstructing and in time completing the manuscript the Nazis had seized, "Man's Search for Meaning," as well as composing, less than a year after being freed from his hellish incarceration, the three public lectures that make up "Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything." … [Read more...] about Book World: In the midst of despair, discovering a way to have hope
The title refers to Orion, and the early chapters focus on him and other hunters: Artemis and Apollo, Procris and Clymene. Calasso has an epic ability to tell the great stories as One Great Story. For instance, in the chapter "The Brief Age of Heroes," he writes: "To capture the Golden Fleece, to hunt the Calydonian Boar, to fight the Trojan War: three times - and only for those three times - did the heroes gather for an expedition. For the remains of an animal, to kill an animal, to win back a woman. No other reason could be sufficient for the heroes to act together. There were three patterns of events: In the first, a monster was killed. In the second, a powerful animal was hunted. In the third, men killed one another. First kill the monster, then hunt, then kill one another. It was the epitome of all that had happened since primordial times." … [Read more...] about Book World: A discursive contemplation of gods and hunters, guilt and theater
Most of these exchanges revolve around questions of morality, mortality and metaphysics. While the majority of Estrella's residents seem content to live unexamined lives, Simón, David and Dmitri share a relentless inquisitiveness that is at odds with the grayscale utopia where they reside, a country apparently without religion, poverty or joy. Simón, who lacks the conviction of David and Dmitri, sometimes becomes a stand-in for the reader as he tries to assemble this puzzle with an insufficient number of pieces. One can't shake the feeling that Coetzee, in these novels, is perpetrating some kind of practical joke on his readers, a joke that only the author really gets. … [Read more...] about Book World: ‘The Death of Jesus’ completes J.M. Coetzee’s nativity-inspired trilogy. But what does it all mean?