Monthly Archives: November 2010

Phew!

1,500 and some words. In one shot. And out of that 1,528 words, all rolled in to sentences, only 3% of it is ‘passive’ writing. And it is too late at night to fight with a half-dozen sentences. And about … Continue reading

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Part Three: On a Liberal Education

Well, enough of other people’s opinions, it is time to state some of my own and attempt to construct arguments that support the ideal of a ‘liberal arts’ education, while simultaneously challenging the hegemonic ideation that universities are the sole … Continue reading

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Part Two: On a Liberal Education

A liberal education doesn’t, necessarily, prepare you to fight with cutting and pasting and ‘command zulu’ and, and, and… so right here, right now, Michener’s essay. Thanks for sending this along. “WHEN DOES EDUCATION STOP? by James Michener, 1962 During … Continue reading

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Part One: On a Liberal Education

This is the first of two or three salvos in argument for a ‘liberal arts’ education. This is a ‘cut and paste’ presentation of Gregory Petsko’s letter to the President of SUNY (State University of New York, Albany), Mr. George … Continue reading

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Sunrise

Damn, boy, do something. Sounds like Foghorn Leghorn, the over-bearing, loudmouth, untenable rooster from Warner Studios talking. So I did something. I said that damn header had to go. It’s gone. Sunrise. Looking east on an early November morning. Now … Continue reading

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