Category Archives: Italy

A Scandal in Bohemia

Postscript, July 11.  So we went to the opening of Rent in Tullahoma last night. It was a big and exuberant show, with some very strong performances, especially the female leads. Afterwards, there were tears and hugs afterward, all very … Continue reading

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Protected: An Ancient Source for the Winking Pizza Chef

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Sherwood, the Limestone Landscape

Last August, as part of Sewanee’s Finding Your Place program, I took my students down the mountain to Sherwood to visit the quarry and the Epiphany Mission church. The community is a proud and lively one and the experience of the … Continue reading

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Rebel’s Rest: Com’era, Dov’era?

I wrote the following post on July 30, but decided not to post it publicly, as it seemed (for lack of a better word) incendiary.  But as the two postscripts indicate, perhaps now is a good time to raise the … Continue reading

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Protected: My World Cup Journal 2014

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Introduction for Charles Martin

Introduction to the Stacy Allen Haines Memorial Lecture Convocation Hall, University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee April 9, 2014 Perhaps it is true, as Auden says in memory of Yeats, that “poetry makes nothing happen,” but all I know is … Continue reading

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Protected: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

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