Category Archives: Oxford

Facing Demons in Etruria

Out to Fiumcino airport I went, thinking it would be easier to deal with a car rental there and get on to the E80 to Cerveteri and Tarquinia to look at the Etruscan tombs. Alas, Avis at FCO was an … Continue reading

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Protected: Ave atque Vale, Treebeard

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Protected: Bye Bye Burdies?

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Protected: To See A Fine Lady

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Protected: Beatings and Latin again

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Lines Written in the Ashmolean Museum

Father and young sons Looking at Laocoön Museum torture  

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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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Remarks for “Foundations of Place” Panel

My colleagues, John Willis and Jerry Smith, have given better talks than I ever could about the historical situation of the University’s founding a century and half or so ago, and of course I always tremble to follow Jim Peterman.  … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross

It’s Good Friday, and in Sewanee that means that at noon a large cross will be slowly carried from the School of Theology to All Saints’ Chapel by various members of the university and community.  Following the Way of the … Continue reading

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Behind the Times in Sewanee

This past Sunday morning, I went up into Breslin Tower here in Sewanee to watch the clock being re-set for Daylight Savings Time. Keith Henley, who has been overseeing the clock for the past two years and seems to know … Continue reading

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