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May 10, 2019 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. I am blessed with strong women in my ancestry. Like most women, however, I find that their strength is often invisible. This invisible strength appears daily, hourly, routinely, in the way they made time for others, spent late hours fixing others’ problems, carrying …

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May 3, 2019 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. Last week, I had the opportunity to discuss Molière’s play Tartuffe in a couple of Quarterly Discussions. First of all, I have to admit that I love this play, so my notes may not be altogether unbiased. Having said that, I think that …

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August 17, 2018 Thanks to Sam Risak, a 2018 Harrison Middleton University Fellow in Ideas recipient, for today’s post. Ramona Ausubel’s short story “Atria” illustrates the ineffectiveness of logic against constructed but powerful societal pressure. She imagines the struggle of teenage pregnancy through the eyes of Hazel. Regardless of the outside evidence Ausubel provides that …

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March 2, 2018 Thanks to James Keller, a 2018 Harrison Middleton University Fellow in Ideas, for today’s post. In leaving Carthage, Augustine abandoned his mother, Monica. A widow, she pleaded with her son not to leave – or, if he must go, not to leave her behind. She would come with him. He lied to …

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