Erasing Our History

In the months following George Floyd’s murder and subsequent nationwide movement for Black Lives to finally Matter in this nation, there’s been a call to remove Confederate flags and statues, rename stadiums, schools, and sports teams, and pressure to also remove statues of our Founding Fathers because they were slavers. The political right cried out,…

Freedom of Speech

Over the past couple of months, as tempers rise and depression deepens in the midst of this global pandemic and political unrest, I’ve seen an increase of calls citing “Freedom of Speech.” The infamous Harper’s Letter called for open debate, speaking specifically about cancel culture, but there’s also a cry for “Freedom of Speech” regarding…

A Jocund Company

  Today I realized a dream that started in a British Literature course over 25 years ago. While I was waited for the professor to get to class, I paged through my Norton Anthology of English Literature for something I could digest in just a few minutes. Most of the verse was either epic length…