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The Secret Behind the Art of Painting the Past

Painters employ color, light, and shadow. Writers use small, standardized black marks set against a white background. Yet these marks can inspire, condemn, evoke tears, laughter, anger, or regret. 1,283 more words

Writing

Three Photos

A subject with which I am familiar?

Alrighty. I studied a lot of things, and read up on more purely because I can. Even so… today, you guys get to imagine with me three photos based on Middle English literature. 455 more words

Postaday

Deciphering Middle English

This is probably quite a boring subject to some, but as a student of writing, I’m fascinated with words and their origins and meanings.

Three years ago I took a class called Graduate Studies in English Language. 596 more words

Become a Better You with Boethius (and Alfred the Great)

I love reading medieval self-help books (or “mirrors for princes” – as scholars call them) like Secreta Secratorum and The Consolation of Philosophy. Both are great, but the one I spend the most time with is Boethius’ … 652 more words

Medieval Poetry

Canterbury wending

What defines a pilgrimage?

Last week the lecturer for a course I’m studying on medieval England and its journeys suggested that we take a day-trip to Canterbury if we had time, so I did. 894 more words

Books Of Interest

A FEW ODD FACTS ABOUT GEOFFREY CHAUCER AND ME

People who read each other’s blogs sometimes make the mistake of thinking they know each other pretty well.  But blogs are deceiving.  What a blogger omits gets left out of the picture. 967 more words

Getting Old

Day 25: I Finally Did It!

Okay… yikes. So yesterday I finally made it through the scene. Holy crap. I didn’t think I’d ever get there, but I finally did. And now I feel so relieved! 242 more words

Learning Experience