mom forwards this bit from catholic news: http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0502489.htm� Pope Benedict XVI delighted pilgrims and passers-by for the second day in a row as he went outside the Vatican walls to visit his old apartment. A crowd of several hundred people thronged the apartment entrance April 21 after the new pope arrived in a car and […]
This might be helpful for my lit classes. This stuff can be hard to explain to students. Dealing with the differences between author, narrator, implied author, implied audience, etc. Good clear definitions. I’ve never seen it explained quite like this before. Very clear and concise. from an essay on Apocalypse : We are long accustomed […]
I’ve been so busy talking, emailing, IMing, and commenting on other blogs, (not to mention grading papers, dealing with troubled students, etc.) that I haven’t yet posted on this momentous event. I was in my office grading papers when Dad called yesterday afternoon and declared those wonderful Latin words: habemus papam! We didn’t yet know […]
good website for some hum resources: http://myschoolonline.com/page/0,1871,10186-142069-11-11918,00.html Good discussion questions for The Prince, from high school teacher, might be more at the level of my humanities kids than some of the college-level questions I’ve been using that seem to not really connect with them.
this syllabus: http://www.ilstu.edu/~shspove/145syllabus.html has some good ideas about design of a composition course. I like the way the instructor has the students refelct on the writing process after each essay, I want to do that more. I like the art history assignment, I’ve been doing something like it. If I could find a small selection […]
Whose Life Is Worth Living? http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2005-03-20-1.html Why I Miss Karol Wojtyla: http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2005-04-03-1.html Trust me, you haven’t read an essay on Pope John Paul II like this one. A non-Catholic’s reflections. Global Warming: Fighting Off the Ice Age: http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2005-03-06-1.html He answers several questions and addresses other concerns that have been niggling at me, but I […]
Lying in my bed before I fall asleep I muse on my solitude. hugging my pillow in the dark with the fan whirring above, the blankets pulled and tucked around my chin, I think: soon I won’t be alone any more. I have always been a solitary person, which is not to say lonely. Though […]
“Do not accept anything as the truth if it lacks love. And do not accept anything as love which lacks truth!” �Whoever seeks the truth is seeking God, whether consciously or unconsciously�. —Edith Stein
Sure you know everything there is to know about Terri Schiavo? I thought I was well-informed. But this article http://catholiclight.stblogs.org/archives/021259.html#more brings up many major issues everyone should know. This is not just a Catholic issuse. It should be of grave concern to all Americans.
“God in His deepest mystery is not a solitude, but a family, since He has in Himself fatherhood, sonship, and the essence of the family, which is love.” said Pope John Paul II. I could try to explain what this means to me, maybe later I will do so. but for now I’ll let Dr […]