I will be taking a small break until approximately the start of December 2018.
I am preparing a conference paper and academic book review in the upcoming months.
This weekend I depart for the writers’ retreat I attended last year.
I hope to return with fresh ideas for A Reader’s Story.
Please leave thoughts or suggestions.
Gnathontic attitudes can get in the way of accomplishment.
An idle, indiscreet talker.
A blellum would have been ostracized.
Of a character or object from a movie, potentially marketable as a toy.
Most children’s movies have developed toyetic characters.
- To utter or pronounce with a hissing sound.
- To hiss.
Cats are known to sibilate but only heard Caesar do so once in almost three years, out of fear.
Yesterday, as the week closed at Loyola, I stumbled across a part of campus I had never been to before and found the following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson painted on the wall:
“The great object of education should be commensurate with the object of life.”
I think what Emerson means is that education should lead us somewhere; not so much in the immediate sense of a career path, but to a greater purpose.
A truly well-rounded liberal arts education in the traditional sense prepares students for life, as I had made reference to Fareed Zakariah’s speech and book in starting my blog over a year and a half ago.
For educators, the object of life is to pass information and a love of their subject forward.
1. Love at first sight
2. A thunderbolt
Love at first sight has been compared to a thunderbolt.
- To move lightly up and down in one’s arms or lap.
- To pet, pamper.
Children and pets are to be dandled.
Of or relating to parrots
Certain speech is psittacine, especially in relation to the African gray parrot.
A literary style characterized by by rhetorically balanced, often pompous phraseology and an excessively Latinate vocabulary; so called from the style of writing practiced by Samuel Johnson.
Samuel Johnson was an eighteenth century writer and politician.
Examples of Johnsonese?