Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sight and Sounds of the Monteagle Flea Market, late June 2015

The man selling homemade pork rinds is telling a customer, “Oh yeah, Obama’s got this country all screwed up. It’s gonna be World War Three.” I assume he’s talking about the Supreme a Court’s recent ruling on gay marriage, but … Continue reading

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Sewanee Crite prints

A few weeks ago, I made mention of some intaglio prints made by the African-American artist, Allan Crite, that depicted scenes from the Creed as imagined around Sewanee. In that post, I asked: I wonder, too, whether Crite’s original prints … Continue reading

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Protected: Antigone in Columbia

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Rebel’s Rest Archeological Site

Last week, Jerry Smith had to cut our meeting short at Stirling’s, as he was due to give the VC a tour of the Rebel’s Rest site. “OK if I tag along?” I asked. He assented and we hopped into … Continue reading

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Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not

I was toodling down Georgia Ave this morning on by bike when I heard bells suddenly starting to peel. Nothing unusual in that around Sewanee–to my right was the Breslin Tower, and beyond that the Shapard Tower of All Saints … Continue reading

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Semel et Semper

Above the door of Cleveland Hall in Sewanee is the following heraldic device: According to A General Armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland by John Burke and John Bernard Burke of London (as cited here), the Cleveland coat-of-arms is described as … Continue reading

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