Monthly Archives: March 2014

Protected: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

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Protected: Skyhook

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Two Ways About It

This is a talk I was asked to give for new student orientation way back in 2005 here at Sewanee. Two Ways About It New Student Orientation Talk Guerry Auditorium Sunday, August 21, 2005 Good afternoon. Let me be among … Continue reading

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Protected: Happy Evacuation Day!

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Protected: Guys as Grapes

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Quamvis Se Tyrio Superbus Ostro

Another translation fromĀ  the poetry of Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy (3.4 metrum), on the worthlessness of worldly office, if it it bestowed by worthless people. Quamvis se Tyrio superbus ostro Comeret et niveis lapillis, Invisus tamen omnibus vigebat Luxuriae Nero … Continue reading

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