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Category: Classics

O is for Odysseus

O my name is Odysseus

I come from Ithaca

I slept with a witch named Circe, then I lost six men to Scylla.

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Don’t Burn the Witch

Welcome to the special feature, Your Barista Today Is: an entertaining AND educational feature designed to bring you information you can use and enjoyment that you need during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic. With everything turned on its head, why not work and play at the same time? Your barista today is a 300 year old witch and for your drink today we recommend: don’t burn the witch—the theme for this week’s menu.

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A Christmas Carol: A Holiday Classic

Almost everybody knows (or at least has heard of) Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. If you’ve ever said “Bah, humbug!” then A, you have no holiday spirit and B, you were making a reference to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Whether you’re watching it on the silver screen or reading it on the page, A Christmas Carol is a holiday classic full of good cheer.

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When you mention banned books, a lot of people tend to think about the great classics of literature which, for one reason or another, have suffered from censorship at some point during their publication. This is somewhat unfortunate, as the emphasis on banned classics can overshadow the challenges faced by books currently being published which are censored and do not have the advantage of being a “classic” to support their placement in libraries and schools. #itsaproblem

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