Category Archives: Statues & Monuments

The Most Dantean Thing I Saw in Florence

… was not Dante’s house, although I admired that it was on Via Dante Aligheri, and appreciated that the quotations from the Commedia carved in stone and set into the nearby buildings. Inside the Casa is a Museo that, at … Continue reading

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Through Transpadene Gaul by Rail

I was on my way to Lausanne from Milan by train, and instead of reading the book I had with me, decided to look on the window instead. There’s not too much to see at first.  The trainyard isn’t all … Continue reading

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Rear-View

Dr. Christopher M.  McDonough, At the request of the PROVINCETOWN ARTS magazine I have been asked to  write a review of the recent biography of Tennessee Williams by John Lahr, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, For this review, … Continue reading

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At Armfield’s Grave

This morning I went to the Beersheba Springs Assembly for the Posse Retreat, which had as its focus “Crime and Punishment.”  This was a great event, with many good conversations, impressive facilitating, lots to laugh and think about.  After lunch, … Continue reading

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Protected: The Butt-Millet Fountain, A Memorial Hidden in Plain Sight

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Twilight of the Demigods: Review of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”

This review originally appeared in the Classical Association of the Middle West and S oth (CAMWS) Newsletter, Spring 2010; I’m re-posting it in light of Rebecca Mead’s recent New Yorker article, “The Percy Jackson Problem,” of October 22, 2014 It … Continue reading

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Protected: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

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Guest Blog! M. K. Hammond, Turnings with Tennessee Williams

A little over two years ago, I published an essay called “Property of Tennessee Williams” in Humanities, the journal of the National Endowment of the Humanities.  My friend, the author M. K. Hammond, sent me her thoughts on the poem, … Continue reading

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Colonel Shaw and Some Anniversaries

One hundred and fifty years ago this week, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was killed during a desperate assault on South Carolina’s Fort Wagner while leading the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, the first all African-American volunteers corps. Perhaps you know about Shaw … Continue reading

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Protected: Eagle and Child

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