Monthly Archives: July 2012

“The Daily Show” and American Nuns vs. Pope Paterno

Samantha Bee’s latest segment for The Daily Show — focusing on the Vatican’s recent condemnation of American nuns’ top priority (poverty relief, at the expense of politicking “social issues”) — serves as a nice addendum, I think, to my previous … Continue reading

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Serial Child Rape, the Good Ol’ Boys, and Us: “A Striking Lack of Empathy” — Part I

PENN STATE For nearly a decade and a half, one of the most respected (all but canonized) men in America, the late Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, did all he could to protect himself, his program, and his … Continue reading

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Johnston Seminar Addendum: “Decider Points”

As an addendum to my previous blog, reflecting on my experience at the Johnston Center’s (University of Redlands) outstanding summer seminar on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, I’d like to offer an excerpt from a writing project which I shared with my fellow … Continue reading

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Ovid’s Time and Ours; Reflecting on an Extraordinary Seminar Week…

Recently returned from the exhilarating experience of a weeklong seminar in Monterey, studying and critically reading Ovid’s two-thousand year-old Metamorphoses with the University of Redlands’ (Johnston Center’s) fantastic Professor William McDonald and a roomful of truly impressive scholars and academics … Continue reading

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