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Book Review: Great Expectations (and the great literature effect)

January 20, 2017

A middle school student of mine told me recently that when he finished reading Great Expectations he felt like crying, but he didn’t know why. 309 more words


"Follow Your Passion": Yay or Nay?

I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a bind. Somehow, I – notorious dilettante and former student of eleven academic departments – am teaching a course this semester on exploring careers and selecting majors for undecided freshmen and sophomores. 548 more words


Practicing Objectivity - A (Very) Liberal Discourse on How to Think For Yourself

“There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.  976 more words

The Goddess In Me

Oh, the Humanities! How Low Have Ye Fallen

Back in 2012, like many people do at least once in their lifetime, I went through a period of listlessness, brought on by a series of professional and financial downturns that left me disoriented on how to proceed forward with my time.  772 more words

A Letter To: The Major Elitists

With a new semester beginning this week, there are the unavoidable introductions we must give to all of our peers. Mindlessly, we spew our name, major, hometown, and fun fact to those around us and, sometimes, begin discussing mutual interests. 630 more words


Wednesdependents' Day - Miss Stevens (2016)

Here’s a genuine question that will have nothing to do with what follows: what is it with indie films and post-rock, or even stripped down acoustic music? 727 more words


Science vs. Faith or Scientias & Faith?

The English word “science” comes from the Latin scientia which is from the root scire, meaning “to know.” In the early through high Medieval era, we’re talking 400’s to about 1500’s, the word scientias was simply used to mean “how we know and go about knowing things.” 2,965 more words