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Conversations With Small Dogs About Sin and Repentance

Me: Buddy, we need to talk about some of your recent behavior. Buddy: Pretty cool stuff, right? Right?!?! Me: Um…I’m not sure we’re talking about the same thing. What do you think you did that was cool? Buddy: Well, let’s … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Gift of Annotation

The fun thing about the Gideon Bibles in hotel rooms is that in addition to their more spiritual gifts, they sometimes also contain other things. While it is generally considered an urban legend, I can say with complete confidence that … Continue reading

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Time: Some Examples

A little while back, I wrote a post about the John Margolies photograph collection at the Library of Congress Flickr stream. It is a fascinating collection, documenting the architecture of the (now nearly forgotten) highways and byways of the United … Continue reading

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New Construction, Part II: Framing It In

In the previous post in this series, I laid out a blueprint for my Introduction to Philosophy course, using the Information Creation as a Process frame to structure my objectives and the general approach I might take to assessing how … Continue reading

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New Construction, Part I: Blueprint

Last week, I laid out my plan and the basic details for an Introduction to Philosophy course that I’m building using the ACRL Information Literacy Framework. This week, I’m going to sketch a sort of blueprint for that course-building process, … Continue reading

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New Construction: Preface

A few months back, I wrote a short series of blog posts about building a model for an intermediate-to-advanced topics course in philosophy using the ACRL’s Information Literacy Framework and figuring out how I might scale it for one-shot library … Continue reading

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Art for Life

It is very easy to think of a house (or any dwelling space, really) as an expression of its builder/designer and/or its residents. The house as a sign (just like one’s car, or the sort of clothing one wears) comes … Continue reading

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