More About Exegesis

[Last time I sketched stipulated definitions for the terms analysis, exposition, and exegesis; now I’ll go ahead to spell out some of the varying expectations that characterize exegesis teachers. Maybe I’ll go on to the related topic of exegetical genres if I get a head of steam.] it involves learning the kinds of questions and…

New Deal

Loyola took so long in funding Margaret’s position for this year that I had prepared myself for what seemed like their probable decision to cut her budget line (it’s a tough economy, they had to find savings somewhere, etc.). Since I wasn’t counting on Margaret having a job, I felt more weightily the necessity of…

That Was Fast!

Marlboro College has already posted a video recording of their graduation ceremony, including recognizable appearances by Josiah Adam (soon to be Harris-Adam), Michael Bérubé, and this writer. The key moments in the video feed for fans of this family arrive at 52 minutes (Michael Bérubé’s address), 1 hour and 15 minutes (Josiah Adam receives his…

Ceremonies R Us

This morning brought gray skies, rain, a conversation with Michael Bérubé, and the opportunity to conclude the college careers of seventy-five Marlboro College students. Every bit of it went well. I mean, the gray skies and rain weren’t distinctly good or bad, but I greatly enjoyed meeting and talking with Michael, and the valediction seemed…

Sunny Day

It looks as though today is cloudy, almost bleak, in upstate New York this morning — but around our family, the sun is out, the temperatures are balmy, birds are chirping (but only after you’ve already woken up), happy days are here again. The intense relief that accompanies our knowing that Margaret’s job at Loyola…

On The Road Again

No, Margaret and I haven’t packed up our bedrolls and made like bindlestiffs; we’re making a long drive northward toward Vermont, where we’ll arrive tomorrow for the festivities surrounding Josiah’s graduation.   (I had thought that the bindlestiff was the belongings-in-a-kerchief-on-a-stick apparatus, not the characterization of the tramp who travels thus. You learn something every…

Life Imitates…

The other day, Si IM’ed me to make sure I had seen the day’s PvP comic strip, in which Brent Siena fulminates at businesses’ poor choice of typefaces. Si was teasing me, since I get itchy about poor type design, but then he went on to sympathize with Brent, and make some critical observations of…

Awesomesauce

I’ve finalized two job applications in the last two days, an exercise which is almost as challenging to the beleaguered sense of one’s own worth as is the necessity of finding places to store our possessions and to couch-surf while we await good news about our future. With those two preoccupations running neck and neck…

Faster Pony

Rob Letchford, bless his soul, exemplifies the kind of individual dtermination that will evenetually break through the conceptual logjam at the intersection of technology and education. He has already developed a site replete with the writings of and information about Cyprian of Carthage; now he’s soliciting participants for a grass-roots effort to hand-code a machine-readable…