The Fables of Aesop is out now!

October 5, 2012

Only The Lover Sings

When I read my beloved Odyssey, which I seem finally to have learned how to read on its own terms, I find myself filled with admiration at the almost miraculous creativity of Homer and Odysseus, of Athene and Demodokos and Hephaistos and (maybe my favorite) Penelope. At one point, Homer describes Athene’s artistry as she […]

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Group Therapy

For my Rhetoric II students, the class of 2013 at Covenant Classical School: I have taught rhetoric for years. My syllabus is detailed, my scope and sequence nearly memorized. No braggadocio intended, but I can teach much of the course without notes. And, while in writing I try to avoid clichés like the plague, you

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