Saturday, February 16, 2008

Two Short Posts of Interest (to me, and I hope you too)

Stephanie Trigg examines her appalled reaction to John Howard's joining the Order of the Garter. What happens when one's grotesque political contemporaries intrude upon one's field of study?

Dr. Virago on Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, mourning, and the recent mass murder at Northern Illinois University.

And now, off to the airport, and then, ultimately, to a weekend in Texas, where I'll spend some time with my brother, the Air Force cardiologist, before he's deployed to the (relative safety of a) large base in Iraq. Safe flying to all of us!

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