Category Archives: Sewanee

Thinking about Place

Landscape & Memory Myths History Forgotten Places Abandoned Places Sick Places Ruins Flooded—TVA (Tellico, Tims Ford) Archaelogy Liminal places Private Property Real Estate “Value” Domain Leasehold Lease Committee Built Environment Architecture Sports areas Parks Memorials Memorial benches   Geography Abstraction … Continue reading

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RIP Stanley Crouch

Stanley Crouch came to speak at Sewanee in the mid-2000s as part of the “How Then Shall We Live?” series. Below is the author picture he sent. When I picked him up at the Nashville airport, he emerged from the … Continue reading

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Quake and Quarantine

So, last night, in the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, we had an earthquake. At 3:33 AM. And, get this, it was 3.3 on the Richter Scale. It was only a few miles from our house, down in Lost Cove … Continue reading

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“Asynchronous in Sewanee”

A piece I wrote for Sewanee Features called “Asynchronous in Sewanee” just came out.

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Rainy evening reflections

It’s raining in Sewanee, and will be for the next few days, they say. Springtime has always been the season of showers around here, of course, a small price to pay for the green of the trees and grass. It’s … Continue reading

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Protected: Myth Spr 20: House of Cadmus

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Protected: LATN 403 Spr 20: Agricola chap. 21

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Protected: Private: Myth Spr 20: Theseus

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Notes from the Corona Diary: goobye, Ronnie Mac

Tonight, on the advice of friends, we watched Knives Out with the boys. It’s a fun movie, a good old-fashioned murder mystery with twists and turns, the sort of things you smile at the whole time. Sitting with the boys … Continue reading

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Back to the office, or unlearning the old normal

This is my office. The place that has been the center of my working life for a decade and a half here at the University of the South in Sewanee. It’s in the basement of Gailor Hall, but it has … Continue reading

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