Saturday, September 22, 2012

My Students Made Board Games Based on the Odyssey


Instead of giving a final test, I asked my students to make board games based on the Odyssey

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Iliad vs. The Odyssey vs. National Lampoon's Vacation

The Iliad vs. The Odyssey vs. Vacation

I just finished teaching the Odyssey for the first time, and I began ruminating on the fact that, as far as Homeric epics go, I prefer the Iliad.  But I also like National Lampoon's Vacation, so I thought I would make a chart about it.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Liverpool Lime Street and the Day They Buried Diana


It was fifteen years ago today, on September 6th, 1997, that I spent the afternoon touring Liverpool by myself.  It was also the day of Princess Diana's funeral.