Monthly Archives: September 2012


I just flew back from a conference in Milwaukee and came across this sign in Mitchell airport, just beyond the TSA security zone.  The “Recombobulation Area” has chairs and such where you can sit and put everything back into the … Continue reading

Posted in Language & Etymology, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Fato Profugus, or Trail of Tears

This weekend, the 18th annual Trail of Tears Remembrance Ride roared down Highway 41A, not so far from my house.  As we do every year, my family and I walked up to the Sewanee Market to watch with our neighbors … Continue reading

Posted in Classics, Dogs, Education, Family, Mythology, Poetry, Sewanee, Tennessee, The South | 5 Comments

A Bear in Sewanee

This morning around 4:20am a black bear was seen running toward the dining hall on campus.  Reports of garbage strewn in different areas have also been reported, read a post from the Sewanee police in an e-mail message earlier this … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical, Classics, England, Language & Etymology, Mythology, Poetry, Sewanee | 7 Comments

An Empty Library, A Tower of Wind

                                 Tenet ille immania saxa, vestras, Eure, domos; illa se iactet in aula               Aeolus, et clauso ventorum carcere regnet. … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomical, Bible, Classics, Education, England, Family, Oxford, Poetry, Sewanee, Statues & Monuments, Tennessee | 3 Comments