Open Session

| December 2005

Open Session: What Readers Think

'Ask not …' - In the October issue, Question 10 in the 'How Many Can You Answer' quiz refers to a quotation from a source not identified!

Kahlil Gibran in 'Mirrors of the Soul' wrote 'The New Frontier' or 'New Deal' in which he wrote, 'Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country?'

In John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, he didn't give attribution to Gibran.

This work of Gibran was written in the late 19th century, and I suspect it was translated in the early 1900s. There is a small garden shrine and monument dedicated to Gibran in the nation's capital. Few people are aware of that monument and of his remarkable writings.

Charles G. Kuhn
Carrollton, Mo.

Young poet - I can't tell you how impressed I was with 10-year-old Samantha Levra's poem 'Let Me Write' (Space Place, September). The words were so clever. I'm no expert, but it seems to me that this young lady shows potential as a writer.

Congrats, Samantha! I really enjoyed your poem.

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