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One of my favorite poems, by my favorite poet. Archibald MacLeish was an ambulance driver and artilleryman in World War I, and his brother, a naval aviator, was killed in 1918. This poem appeared in MacLeish’s collection Streets in the … Continue reading
Today was the 175th anniversary of the founding of the congregation I attend, and it was also Youth Sunday. This meant that the service was conducted by the middle and high school kids (overseen by the adult “youth leaders”), complete … Continue reading
In the course of my ongoing debates with Maj. Mad Dog, I recently asked him, “If you see your cause as progressive (even Progressive), what are you progressing toward? How will you know when you get there?” His usual response … Continue reading
A line I’ve heard tossed around a lot is that the blowout and oil flow into the Gulf of Mexico is “Obama’s Katrina.” I’m inclined to agree, but not in the direction in which those folks are going. Actually, I … Continue reading
A blurb in the Chronicle of Higher Ed today mentions a Dept. of Education study’s report that if current trends continue, female college students will make up 60% of the undergrad population by 2019. Similar gender breakdowns will be expected … Continue reading
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, a professor is simply a dork who has turned pro. Part of getting the Ph.D. is the dissertation, which is supposed to be an original contribution to the knowledge in the field. In … Continue reading