Monthly Archives: July 2014

Rebel’s Rest: Com’era, Dov’era?

I wrote the following post on July 30, but decided not to post it publicly, as it seemed (for lack of a better word) incendiary.  But as the two postscripts indicate, perhaps now is a good time to raise the … Continue reading

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Sewanee Convenience Center Hours

As the hours are hard to find online elsewhere, here you go.

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The Fire at Rebel’s Rest

A sore back woke me up in the middle of the night and, looking at my iPhone for the time (“1:39”), I saw a post on Facebook of a fire with the caption “rebels rest dammit.”  It had been posted … Continue reading

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Along the Duck River

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Words for Wines and Other Important Things

There’s a fine piece in this week’s New Yorker (July 12, 2014) by Maria Konnikova entitled “What We Really Taste When We Drink Wine” that I think has some bearing on what we do in the Humanities.  I had begun … Continue reading

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Exiting Buggy Top

We hiked to Buggy Top Cave yesterday, just south of Sewanee off the Sherwood Road.   This is a phenomenal cave to visit, with an eighty foot mouth and a creek running through it. Buggy Top was closed for a while, … Continue reading

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Teeny Weeny Circus

Dogwood Festival, Winchester (TN), 2012.  Right after I took this picture, a woman walked by with a dog on a leash. Pandemonium ensued. The clown tried to get his dogs to stop barking, without success. It was so much more … Continue reading

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