Friday, October 30, 2009

The Abundance of Shakespeare

Peter Saccio, the lecturer for the Teaching Company course Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, had a great closing line in today's lecture on The Merchant of Venice. He was talking about how the Bard transforms stock forms and familiar stories:

[Shakespeare] can fill the abstract patterns with something like the pulse of life itself. That is the abundance of Shakespeare.

It's just a little quote, but it said a lot to me.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Off-Topic: A New Blog

This is a brief message to announce a new, completely different blog I have started.

Please visit Nutritarian Recipes and to learn more.

Facebook allows me only one blog to post in my notes automatically, and I want to keep this one for that.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Review in *The Old Schoolhouse* Magazine

Quite a while ago I sent a copy of my Progym: Classical Writing Workouts--Narrative to Heidi Shaw of The Old Schoolhouse homeschooling magazine, and she's just let me know that the review is posted.

The specifics of additional services have changed since the version she saw, but the work is substantially the same, one of the three types of exercises taught in my Progymnasmata Tutorial: Beginning, a six-week course many students enjoy each year.

So take a look! Click here.