Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 13 – Wage Peace

Thursday March 13 — Mary Oliver I posted Mary O’s “Wage Peace” on December 2, thinking then of Bill Pauly, sj, a soul friend who died too young of a heart attack on November 29, 2006. He loved Mary O’s … Continue reading

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March 12 “The Poet never must lose despair.”

Wednesday March 12 “Conversation in Moscow” is one of Denise Levertov’s longer poems (c. 8 pages). It is an account of a conversation at a teashop or a bar in Moscow: a scientist, a political analyst, a poet, Denise Levertov … Continue reading

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March 10, the coming of Spring

“In the late Middle Ages, as sermons began to be given in the vernacular instead of Latin, the English word lent was adopted. This word initially simply meant spring (as in the German language Lenz and Dutch lente) and derives from the Germanic root for long because in the spring the days visibly lengthen.”   Wikipedia The English … Continue reading

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oops

Thursday March 6 – re-set Several people reminded me that my shorthand sketch of Spring Break is not quite accurate – “The core business — research and teaching and learning and service — takes a break.”  I would have more … Continue reading

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Spring break week

Campus is pretty quiet,  snow is starting to recede.  The core business — research and teaching and learning and service — takes a break.  So too the M&I work day list. Back Monday. john sj

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