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Etymology of “ark”

This is an arcane matter (I use the adjective advisedly), but I am wondering about the etymology in English of the word “ark,” as in Noah’s. It is an odd word, used only of this particular ship and not of any … Continue reading

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What the heck is this rock? Slag

It’s been icy, snowy, rainy, and all kinds of wet around Sewanee lately, so unsurprisingly, the ground has disgorged a number of unusual items, one of which I came across as I was walking the dogs the other day. Google … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Trauma bibliography

One of the things we study at Riggs is the intergenerational transmission of trauma and the weight of history in producing various symptoms.  Of course, as psychoanalysts we traffic in attempting to study the unconscious, so much of what is … 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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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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LATN 403 Spr 20: open book #2 exam, due Monday, May 4th at noon Central

Friday, May 1, 2020 Dear Imperial Roman Prose students, The exam on Tacitus’ Agricola is below, and it is due Monday, May 4th at noon Central.  Please send me an email with the subject line “LATN 403 Midterm 2: Your Last … Continue reading

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Notes from the Corona Diary: Facemasks

So, it is now suggested by the CDC hat all Americans wear facemasks, at least in areas where social distancing is not possible. Trump, of course, won’t do it, as the NYT reports: “With the masks, it is going to … Continue reading

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