Monthly Archives: September 2013

Consider ye the speed bumps of the road

Well, in the words of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the “big waste of time” that was Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour speech in the U.S. Senate finally ended shortly after noon today. In case you have been hiding under a … Continue reading

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Experience as Knowledge

Originally posted on Mysteries and Manners:
I just started a new unit with my students on Mythology AND Short Stories. Usually these genres are studied separately, but I thought it would be cool to discover what is most essential about…

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Star Trek: different sorts of darkness

As I am told by Wikipedia, the subtitle of the latest Star Trek film (“Into Darkness”) reflects the “indecision” and “crisis of leadership” of the young Captain James T. Kirk. But I would here like to briefly highlight two other … Continue reading

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Syria: a couple of “just war” considerations

I really have no desire to write about the proposed U.S. military intervention into the civil war in Syria. I doubt I really do punditry that well, especially in regard to war; it is hard to make jokes about it. … Continue reading

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