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It was at the end of the semester when I was behind on my grading and my mother jokingly told me, as I complained to her the amount of papers I had to read to grade, to throw them down the stairs and grade them depending how they fell: A’s to those that made it […]


Welcome! Thank you for being a part of this community. So far we have read for class: Parker J. Palmer’s Community of Truth, Adrienne Rich’s Claiming an Education, Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, and Plato’s (Allegory of) The Cave. The ideas we are initially wrestling with are those of education, truth and classic structure of […]


Verisimilitude? Verisimilitude!! “Art is the lie that tells the truth.” Pablo Picasso “We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” […]


A post by Brian Polashuk (italicized additions by Kelly Lake) a photo from the original production, hopefully to be replaced by one from Rider University’s! The play Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, performed at Rider University’s Yvonne Theater this past weekend, puts the choices and moral preferences of Oscar Wilde on the […]


Gary Larson Evolution Today we began discussing Jane Goodall’s essay Love and Compassion. The first concept that was brought to our attention was the idea of altruism. In her case: how a chimpanzee may have an unselfish concern for another chimpanzee who is not of their immediate family or gene pool, or in our case: […]


Hate: Verb 1. (transitive) To dislike intensely; to feel strong hostility towards. Synonyms * abhor * despise * detest * loathe Antonyms * love Noun 2. A.) hatred B.) an object of hatred” (from wikidictionary.org) The above definition doesn’t do hate justice. What is impressive about hate is that as a verb it is transitive– […]


http://xkcd.com/c32.html “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pearce “No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.” Edward Hopper “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” Jean- Jacques Rousseau “I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that […]