Monthly Archives: February 2012

“Branding” the humanities – what is ‘critical thinking’?

Here is an interesting article on what ails the humanities.  The claim is that humanities professors have inflicted a lot of damage on themselves.  The piece is rather optimistic about the public attitude toward humanities, one person remarking that “I … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday which begins the liturgical season of Lent.  Those in liturgical churches are likely used to reading/chanting Psalm 51 (the Miserere) on Ash Wednesday.  A few years ago I got turned on to a UK choral group … Continue reading

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Wakefield retires

Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield retired today.  I love Wake.  The Form of Unselfishness in an era of incredibly selfish ballplayers.  Wake was willing to do anything for the team.  He started, did middle relief, set-up, even closed.  He was … Continue reading

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“Experiential Learning” in RELS courses

There has been considerable discussion of late, motivated by Dr. Glass-Coffin’s Shamanism course, on the merits of experiential learning in Religious Studies Courses.  It does not seem to me to be a good idea, and I will here endeavor to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Saint Socrates site and blog

Welcome to my newly “re-branded” blog!  It is still somewhat under construction, but I am officially shutting down my old mobileme blog and moving to this site.

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