Category Archives: Education

Poetry Corner and the Prof’s Pet Peeve

Anyone in my line of work will find some quirks, solecisms, or barbarisms more irritating than others. The particulars vary from writer to writer and from teacher to teacher, but we all have some little thing or things that will … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: St. Patrick’s and Basketball Edition

I had meant to grade papers today, but the online system is down for maintenance until later today, and well, that’s when the Kentucky game starts, so, well… *** I’ll cheerfully agree that Marvel has dominated the comic-book movie realm … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional, 15 March 18

This is my second contribution to this year’s Lenten Devotional series from the college. You may find the other devotionals here. Psalm 107 (KJV) 1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional: 8 March 18

Members of the Newberry College community write devotionals during the seasons of Advent and Lent, and today is one of my turns to write. You may find the entire series at the Newberry College Facebook page. Genesis 9:8-17 Authorized (King James) … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon Potpourri: Spring Break Edition

Yeah, there’s stuff to grade, but I have other plans for the weekend. For example, there’s a men’s lacrosse game in about 90 minutes, and with most of the students gone, I thought I might go show the flag. But … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: It’s Been a While Edition

Sorry I haven’t had much to say of late, but I’ve been doing a lot of grading of late, and really didn’t have much to add to our ongoing conversation. But I’m here, and away we go. *** As part … Continue reading

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An Ancestor’s Voice from Two Foreign Countries

In this case, those countries would be the past and the Confederacy. My great-great-grandfather, Charles M. Calhoun (1838 – 1921), self-published a book, Liberty Dethroned,  in 1903. A quick scan of WorldCat informs me that copies may be found in a few … Continue reading

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