What I wrote and what I wanted to write

I'll admit it, I was on a fault finding mission. My son brought home a glossy publication with advice for Christian school students in their final year. I went through it, hoping there would be, say, outdated advice about sex, or something I could get outraged about. (I do this with certain newspaper columnists as … Continue reading What I wrote and what I wanted to write

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Metal

I got into metal music by accident. I was looking for new music. I took a chance on a CD that was in the alternative section, thinking that that meant ‘hippy’ style. So I got a bit of a shock when I first put it on! But I gave it a go, and found that … Continue reading Metal

“Frivolous” Humanities Helped Prisoners Survive in Communist Romania – Nexus – Zócalo Public Square

By Irina Dumitrescu, reblogged from Zócalo Public Square In a recent New York Times article on the movement to promote university majors promising higher employment and income, Anthony Carnevale, a professor at Georgetown University, sums up the utilitarian view of education in one snappy phrase: “You can’t be a lifelong learner if you’re not a … Continue reading “Frivolous” Humanities Helped Prisoners Survive in Communist Romania – Nexus – Zócalo Public Square