“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” “
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
“And even if we are occupied with most important things, if we attain to honour or fall into great misfortune- still let us remember how good it was once here, when we were all together, united by a good and kind feeling which made us, for the time we were loving that poor boy, better perhaps than we are.” ”
– Feyodor Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov (1922)
This is an impossible choice for an English major but, probably, Rasselas by Samuel Johnson, This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald, or (if plays count) Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Oh, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
The Lord of the Rings and Catch Me if You Can
Megan has never been able to hold the number three on her fingers. She has Gollum hands and does not apologize for them.
Megan Polston is the Institute’s administrative assistant. After enduring 18 long years in the scorching heat of Arizona, Megan made the trek to Hillsdale, Michigan, to study English Literature at Hillsdale College. After graduating, she burst on to the Denver scene with the freedom fighters at the Independence Institute as the token Hillsdalian – we always have at least one. Megan’s passion for writing and editing serve her well as she has been assisting in the creative process of policy papers, press releases, and informative publications. Before moving to Colorado Megan authored several book reviews and blog articles. Donor relations is Megan’s newest task as she puts her type-A, organizational-obsessed brain to use keeping our databases squeaky clean and updated. Additionally, Megan has deemed herself the “office supply wench” as she helps keep our modest office up and running.
Outside of the office, Megan can be found in a variety of places. In the early hours of the morning she’s typically jogging around scenic Colorado’s lakes and trails. In the evenings she might be spotted tending to her two, adorable Brittney Spaniel puppies as she attempts to train them into good, contributing dogs who are fit for society. Weekends, however, are a special time for Megan. Brewery tours, a good book, and local plays make for excellent Saturday and Sunday companions.