Odysseus: Good or Bad Leader

Odysseus: Good or Bad Leader

Odysseus tells us how he encountered the sirens in book 12 of The Odyssey by Homer. Actually, Homer tells us how Odysseus told other people …

 

“Chimney Sweeper” Research Paper

“Chimney Sweeper” Research Paper

Equal Opportunity Poet?  William Blake’s Poetic Use of Words and Visual Aids to Move All Walks of Life into Action in the Name of Equality …

 

An Explication of William Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper”

An Explication of William Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper”

Explication of William Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper” WILLIAM BLAKE COMPLETE WORKS ULTIMATE COLLECTION 250+ WORKS All Poetry, Poems, Prose, Annotations, Letters, Rarities PLUS Biography In “The Chimney …

 

Flowering Eastern Redbud aka Cercis Canadensis

Flowering Eastern Redbud aka Cercis Canadensis

A little ornamental tree on campus caught my eye today. Ames is on the extreme northern edge of where these things grow. If I was …

 

Ezra Pound’s Treason: Mental Illness, Poetry and Imagism

Ezra Pound’s Treason: Mental Illness, Poetry and Imagism

James Joyce, Ezra Pound, John Quinn and Ford Madox Ford in Paris, Autumn 1923, outside Pound’s studio in the Rue des Champs. You deal with a lot …

 

Osteria U Locale in Buccheri is Just the Osteria You’re Looking For

Osteria U Locale in Buccheri is Just the Osteria You’re Looking For

If you’re ever in the mood to escape the ordinary, everyday amazing beauty of seaside Siracusa, grab your keys and take a drive up to …

 

Pynchoning or Reading Pynchon

Pynchoning or Reading Pynchon

A dear student and friend gave me a hardcover version of Thomas Pynchon’s latest. I plan to read it before the new year. 

 

A Rare and Beautiful Thing

A Rare and Beautiful Thing

I haven’t been this psyched since the mid 90s, but I will be for all of 2014! This calendar was about as hard to get …

 

Chiesa di Santa Lucia and the Sepulcher

Chiesa di Santa Lucia and the Sepulcher

The silver statue representing Santa Lucia (inside of the basilica). The Basilica portion of the complex. Santa Lucia’s sepulcher or tomb. A statue of Santa Lucia in repose …

 

Characterization and Morality in “Diem Perdidi”

Characterization and Morality in “Diem Perdidi”

Thank you Jill Otzuka for writing “Diem Perdidi” and providing me the excuse to mess around with Photoshop again. Characterization and Morality in “Diem Perdidi” I thought …