Monthly Archives: January 2019

Crap about the muslins

From 2010 to 2014, I was an elected representative on the Franklin County (TN) School Board. We always had our run-ins about religion and public education, some of which I’ve written about before more extensively, but here’s an e-mail I … Continue reading

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I’ll be blasting you

“Man, you have been BLASTING it lately,” said a friend of mine the other day about the proliferation of posts over the past few days. Inspired by Marie Kondo’s life-changing magic of tidying up, I’ve been tidying up my laptop, … Continue reading

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Sabine Women & Bride-napping

The custom of kidnapping women for marriage, memorialized in Livy’s account of the Sabine Women’s abduction, is not confined to antiquity.  A former student of mine, Gambrill, was in the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan, wrote the following to me about … Continue reading

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Dante Purgatorio cantos 22-23 cartoons

About 20 years ago, former student of mine at Boston College made these cartoons for me of Purgatorio cantos 22-23, on the Prodigal and the Gluttonous. She dashed them off, but I think they’re really wonderful.

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Hecuba’s Mother

A review from 2003 of two new books of Greek myth. I don’t remember writing it and I know it was never published.  The Emperor Tiberius used to like to play a trick on the professors who made up a … Continue reading

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Foulke (P) to Mientkewicz (1B) for the final out of the 2004 World Series

He knew what he held in his hand. Gingerly he removed the ball from his glove, took it in hand, and looked intently at Doug Mientkewicz, standing at first base.  They exchanged a glance, and if they thought of Bill … Continue reading

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Aeschylus Libation Bearers discussion questions

Libation Bearers: Discussion Questions Note:  Chorus of captive serving women Time Seven years after the murder of Agamemnon Scene Argos, before Agamemnon’s tomb Structure Fagles’pages Fagles’ lines (Grk lines) Part pp. 177-178 1-26F (1-21) Prologue pp. 178-180 26-82F (22-82) Parados … Continue reading

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