About the Background…

The image I’m using (at present) for the background and header for my site is a detail of ceiling art at the Columbus Museum of Art. They have a children’s section in the basement with big, papery lit-up things that change colors. I caught this one on a bluish-purple phase. I shot the photo with my iPhone 5. The font for my new logo is Sultan Cafe Decor, downloaded for free from Fontspace.com. My previous orange, swirly header/background, which you can see below, is a detail of an artwork at a local artists’ space in Lincoln, Nebraska, where I visited … Continue reading About the Background…

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A Humanist Apologizes to Numbers – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Fun read by a creative writing professor about his relationship to numbers. I think the recent institutional separation of arts and sciences causes us to forget the historical relationship between the two. The original seven liberal arts consisted of three studies of language and ideas, the trivium — grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic — while the other four focused on either theoretical or applied math in the forms of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. It never was about either developing language or math skills. Each one helps you understand the other. Intensive study of grammar and poetics, at some point, makes … Continue reading A Humanist Apologizes to Numbers – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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