teaching “The Tempest”

I am really liking this semester’s humanities class. A good group of students. Thoughtful, willing to ask questions and raise objections. I feel challenged by them and I hope to in turn challenge them. At least it won’t be like last semester: a painful hour and ten minutes of lecture twice a week that both […]

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quote of the day

What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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small world, old acquaintances

Another in a recent spate of hearing about people I went to school with. Reading an article on Christians in Hollywood in World magazine this morning, the name Spencer Lewerenz jumped out at me. Wow, I went to school with a Spencer Lewerenz, I thought. Could this be the same guy. A google search confirmed […]

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Utopia by Thomas More

another classic work. This one I’ve never read. It’s on my list. I think it would work well thematically with other works on my syllabus. I just need to find the time to get into it. here’s an academic webpage that does a good looking overview: http://athena.english.vt.edu/~jmooney/renmats/more.htm

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