Archive for August, 2014

English Departments

August 5, 2014

In defense of literature and traditional English departments. I am very sympathetic, and then there is this:

Considering that reading a bad novel is better for intellectual development than receiving narrative from an electronic messenger, the benefits multiply when reading a good literary novel.

About that ABD

August 3, 2014

Some thoughts on the phenomenon of the ABD student.

Mental Illness

August 1, 2014

Some thoughts on mental illness from a Christian perspective.


August 1, 2014

Here’s a post suggesting 15 reasons we should still be using hymnals. I’m sure not all of them hold water (e.g., ones that suggest digital format is inherently inferior to print are problematic). But a few do – or at least we should try to replicate the best features of the hymnal in our new digital age.

Hail Night Owls

August 1, 2014

Here’s proof it’s better to be a night owl. Well, actually it’s a web article that may or not be valid. It just made me feel better.

Chess History

August 1, 2014

For those who are fans of chess, 10 important moments in chess history.