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Homer (1970)

I may have discovered why Led Zeppelin became so notoriously draconian about licensing their music to films.

Homer is a pretty text book film about a teen coming of age amidst the backdrop of the vietnam war, small town conservatism, and a rising anti-establishment zeitgeist. 528 more words

Bravado Hour


we four around a midnight campfire
with Kayenta Chinle Wingate distant
strata set to black on navy blue
and August brandy in our veins… 197 more words


Virtue to Burn

“Why, what could she have done, being what she is?

Was there another Troy for her to burn?”

- W.B. Yeats, No Second Troy

The first time I read this poem was in English class. 583 more words


GIS report 23/01/2015: footnotes in Homer and reading the stars

A new year, a new term – and, most importantly, a new season of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar. As Graham and I assume consular power and begin our reign of ever-increasing decadence and despotism, ultimately culminating in our imperial phase of tyranny, corruption and moral degeneracy, we invite our loyal populace to soothe their woes and forget their cares each Friday this term at the GIS. 795 more words

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

Snow in Words, Battle and, In season, On the Ground--Ancient Words for Modern Snow

This is a re-post for all of our friends in the Northeast. Stay safe and warm!

(And if you have any favorite ancient lines about snow or storms, add them to the mix…) 249 more words


A Thing or Two About Centaurs

  1. The most popular theory of how this mythical creature came about was when the Minoans, a people who lived around 2700-1400 BC, first saw a tribe of nomads.
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I’m finally license to fly a tailwheel. Its been a long time in coming.

Actually, I probably wouldn’t be breaking any laws, perhaps with the exception of the laws of physics, to fly a tailwheel. 509 more words