Wonderfully original tribute to William Blake by G.E. Gallas.
You know, when I read things like this — “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched,Continue reading “Remembering how much I love my country…”
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 theContinue reading “A Humanist Apologizes to Numbers – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education”
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Mesmerizing Photographs Of Soldiers’ Faces Before And After A War While the emotional repercussions of war aren’t easy to measure, the before, during, and after pictures of soldiers who have seen combat tell a pretty unsettling story. There’s something mesmerizing about these photographs, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.…
On this Memorial Day, let’s remember that the first victims of war are soldiers — and support them both home and abroad. We’re particularly failing them after they come home. Not only do we have record military suicides, but one in four of the homeless are veterans. Ask your Congressperson today why Congress isn’t workingContinue reading “On this Memorial Day…”