Category Archives: Teaching

“Distill, and Know That I am God”

Let’s start with this recent classic Calvin and Hobbes strip recently posted to gocomics.com: I’m about to board a plane that will take me to a place I’ve never been that’s also a place where there’s a lot of nothing … Continue reading

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Beyond Working Lonely

A couple of weeks ago, I posted some thoughts on what set Parks and Recreation apart from the other comedies of its particular moment.  I stand by my assertion that of all the Thursday night shows on NBC from the … Continue reading

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Working Lonely

Last month I posted a couple of links to Comment Magazine (along with an extended quote from Henri Nouwen) on the topic of loneliness.  Comment’s most recent issue is about social isolation, and little by little they have released parts … Continue reading

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Update on That Temporary Vocational Stretch

Just over a year ago I posted some thoughts on what I had dubbed my “temporary vocational stretch.”  I’m now one year into that stretch, and it seems that the stretch isn’t quite over.  In May, we made moves that … Continue reading

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Waking Up/Staying Awake

Last month I started a new tag and thread on the site about “Notes for a World’s End.”  The premise of the thread was that this current moment is an odd but interesting turning point for me (and perhaps for … Continue reading

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Beyond Information and Skill

Now that the school year is over, I have the time to think through changes for classes in the fall.  I recently tracked down my copy of Stratford Caldecott’s The Beauty of the Word.  Written from a particularly Catholic perspective, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Truth about Group Work

Back in April, the classic Nancy comic strip got a reboot after the creator behind the story of a sassy girl and her friend, Sluggo, wrapped up his 22-year run.  The new strip, created by a pseudonymous author, has brought … Continue reading

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